Ben Arfa signed with Nice yesterday and said: "Today, I'm 27, I have a lot of experiences, good and bad. I really wanted to return to France. Here is where I grew up, this is my culture.
"In Nice, there is every part needed to express myself and be myself.
"In England I lived a lot of good experiences, I have learned a lot, I had a big injury but the most important thing is to have accumulated the experience.
"I think I can bring my qualities on the field and my experience. It is journalists who say I'm a genius. I am a player who makes pleasure on the field, the rest does not interest me. I came here because I needed to return to France. I am eager to regain ground."