Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is convinced of their Europa League chances.

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."