Hatem Ben Arfa is only thinking of success with Newcastle United next season.

Ben Arfa, 26, is backing Newcastle to be much more like the team that finished fifth last season when the Premier League resumes in August.

The Frenchman said: "When you look at the individual players we already have, there are some fantastic talented players on that list.

"This season, we haven't been able to play together a lot. We have had a few injuries. A few new players also came in during January and needed some time.

"But when we are all together next season, we can really do well. Then, we can go again and I think we can have a season like we did last season. Of that, I'm sure.

"I think we're going to be very, very high in the table."