The former France international showed the sort of ability that made people rate him so highly as a youngster in OGC Nice’s impressive away win at second-placed AS Saint- tienne


Former Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has been in superb form of late for Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, and is now atop the goalscoring charts in France’s top division with 6 goals from 8 games.

The confidence Ben Arfa is currently playing with was evident in the astonishing solo goal he scored against AS Saint- tienne to put his side 3-1 up before half time. Dribbling past almost a half-dozen defenders, the Frenchman create space in the box to get a shot away with his weaker foot, finishing expertly in the bottom corner.