Newcastle United management are unhappy with Hatem Ben Arfa's diet.

The People says the 26-year-old French international has been ruled out for the rest of this season because of a hamstring injury.

But the Magpies were shocked when Ben Arfa looked bloated and overweight in court this week on a speeding charge.

As a result Newcastle will monitor his fitness during the close season, which he will spend in his native France.