Back at the dawn of the 2013/14 season, Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa logged an early contender for one of the goals of the season at St. James’ Park – cutting inside with plenty of feints before rifling a beautiful shot into the top corner.
The French winger was a polarising figure on Tyneside at times, where he would shine in moments of incomparable quality before his off-field antics and overall attitude would somewhat taint his reputation.
Despite his on-and-off relationship with the club as a whole, Ben Arfa has firmly cemented himself in the hearts of some Geordie supporters due to his dazzling displays and injection of flair.
Allan Saint-Maximin looks to be taking the mantle from Ben Arfa in terms of a player out wide that can add much-needed creativity, but the former PSG midfielder’s rocket back in 2013 has made supporters nostalgic on Twitter.
Here’s how they fondly remembered the goal:
The streets will never forget
— Suraj (@suraj120992) November 27, 2019
Magic in his boots. Check his goals against Bolton & Blackburn 😮👍
— Graeme 🇮🇪 (@Biscuits1984) November 27, 2019
Loved that man
— Brad (@NUFCmke) November 27, 2019
Hee scored even the defenders were closing their angles💞👊🏻
— Sahil (@Sahil11106923) November 28, 2019
what a baller he used to be
— ioan williams (@Ioanthomz12) November 28, 2019
Sheer Class, What a Player !!!
— ROBERT CAMPBELL (@ROBERTC02876412) November 28, 2019
— Inverted Winger (@Albet_isla) November 27, 2019
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