Hatem Ben Arfa predicts Newcastle challenging at the top end of the Premier League table next season. The Magpies end a disappointing campaign at home to Arsenal on Sunday and the 26 year old Frenchman told the Chronicle: "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."