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Ben Arfa thrilled to deliver Newcastle winner at Everton

Hatem Ben Arfa was thrilled with his winner for Newcastle United at Everton.

Now Ben Arfa insists he has finally found the right team to realise his undoubted potential.

He said: "I have joined a big club with some really astonishing supporters.

"When I came here I wondered what I would find - but it is exactly the sort of club I left behind in Marseille. They have the same passion among the fans, the same sense that the club dominates everything in the city.

"It was a great experience at Marseille, even though I had to leave. It is a great thing when you play in front of passionate fans. You want to give them something back and do your best for them.

"So this has been a bit of a dream debut for me. I am so happy to have scored. I just looked up and shot."

Ben Arfa denies that he has lowered his standards by leaving the French champions for a team who have just been promoted.

He added: "Sometimes in football you have to take a risk. It doesn't feel like a newly-promoted club because there are so many good players here."

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