Hatem Ben Arfa: "It's really special to be back. I think we can turn this into a better season than it might have seemed.
"I'd love to win titles, silverware.
"To give everything I can so that at the end of my career I can look back and have no regrets. Why not here? It's a beautiful club.
"There's everything here to succeed; a great stadium and infrastructure, brilliant fans, good players. Everything is in place."
"I feel a great sense of pride to see all the French players arriving.
"They are great signings. We've recruited very well.
"The manager has shown faith in me.
"We have a good relationship.
"He's given me a lot of responsibility, but he's done it gradually, so he's learnt exactly where I play best.
"And he now has confidence in me, which has really helped my game. I want to repay him for that."
Source: Newcastle United Mad