The Magpies currently sit currently sit 10th on the Premier League table following Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool and the Frenchman feels it necessary for the Northeast club to salute in their next few outings, including in the Europa League, if they want to move up towards the Champions League spots.
"We have a big week ahead," Ben Arfa said.
"First Bruges (in Europe) and then West Ham and we have to win both. If we win the next few games in the Premier League, we will move up the table.
"There is West Ham first and then Swansea. I think the next five games are very important."