Hatem Ben Arfa’s natural talent has never been questioned, however, the French playmaker’s lack of consistency and lack of discipline has stalled what should be a dazzling, high-achieving career.
Back in France with Nice after an unfulfilled period in the Premier League with Newcastle and Hull, the 28-year-old looks to be rediscovering his best form, judging by his superb brace against Ligue 1 high-flyers St. Etienne on Sunday night.
The first was a fine controlled volley which put the Eaglets 2-1 up on 39 minutes…
Omg Ben Arfa stop it pic.twitter.com/zJlzQaX5e3
— BrickTop (@PuddiSRC) September 27, 2015
However, if the first was decent then Ben Arfa’s second, on 45 minutes, was utterly outstanding, with the winger dancing through the St. Etienne defence before firing home…
Very (OGC) Nice indeed. The game ended in a 4-1 win for Ben Arfa and co, by the way.