Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is demanding Hatem Ben Arfa step up his game this season.
He will demand even more from Ben Arfa over the coming weeks and months.
Pardew said: “All my players will tell you that Hatem has talent that a lot of them would dream of. It’s now a case for him to bring it to the table.
“There were games last year when he did and there were a lot of games when he didn’t. Hatem has to bring consistency into his game.
“There is no doubt about him producing the work rate that we ask of him, it’s now about how many times can he can produce some magic on to the pitch and how often.
“If I’m being honest, that is something he needs to improve.”