Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted with what he's seen from Hatem Ben Arfa.

Pardew says the former Marseille midfielder has added a maturity and discipline to his game.

He said: "That goal against Everton was one of the ­reasons I signed him even though he had suffered a broken leg shortly after.

"I knew it was special. When you have a player who can produce stuff like that, there's going to be more to come.

"I've only ever worked with three or four players, as a manager, with that kind of ability, so I was keen to work with him."