Winger who debuted for France's national team in 2007 and signed with Newcastle United in 2010, after previously playing in Ligue 1.
His youth career began in 1994 with ASV Chatenay-Malabry.
Prior to joining France's senior team, he played for their international youth teams.
His father Kamel Ben Arfa used to play soccer internationally for Tunisia.
He played alongside striker Karim Benzema at Lyon.