Ben Arfa hopes to play his part in helping Newcastle to their first trophy for more than 40 years.
The midfielder, who turns 26 on Thursday said: "I hope we can do good things in the Europa League. I hope we can win it now we are in the latter stages.
"It would be great to write my name in history by winning something, for us as a team to become the one who ended the gap.
"I really hope we can."