Les Bleus boss was non-committal when quizzed by young footballers on whether the Newcastle winger would form part of his plans this summer in Poland and Ukraine
Blanc attended a youth tournament named after him on Monday and Tuesday in Rousson, the village where he grew up.
The budding footballers on show were keen to quiz Blanc over who would be chosen for his final 23-man squad later in May, but he was particularly cryptic on the Newcastle attacker's chances.
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"What he has done is not bad," Blanc said to Midi Libre.
"Especially since we often forget that he suffered a serious injury last year."
Ben Arfa has bounced back admirably after breaking his leg against Manchester City last season, scoring five goals in 23 Premier League appearances for the Magpies this term.