French Ligue 1

Marseille punish AWOL winger Ben Arfa

October 8, 2009

Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa has reportedly been punished by his club after he missed training on Tuesday.

According to newspaper La Provence, 22-year-old Ben Arfa has been fined &euros;10,000 and was ordered to apologise to his team-mates.

Ben Arfa failed to show up on Tuesday afternoon and reports suggest it was because he missed a flight.

"It was an unforeseen delay," said Marseille coach Didier Deschamps. "We're not talking about being a minute late, but missing an entire training session."