Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has always been a fans favourite since the very moment he arrived on Tyneside. At the moment though he is having to watch from the stands.

Alan Pardew insists the player does not deserve to be in the matchday squads because he does not deserve a place in the team on merit.

The French international as a result is considering his future. For now he has shown that he has not forgotten the fans. He sat in the St James’s Park stands and get his picture taken, which he swiftly put on instagram.