Arsenal encouraged as Ben Arfa delays contract talks
"The talks are advancing well and I feel happy at Lyon," he said. "And, for the moment, my future is not news. We will see about all that at the end of the season."
Ben Arfa added in L'Equipe: "I am disappointed at not playing more and I see that a lot of people are surprised to see me often on the bench.
"But I can only hope to get my place back in the team. It is all I can do insofar as the coach has never told me why I am a substitute.
"I still have hope and a desire to play."