Ben Arfa gets his Newcastle Utd season going – against Queen of the South

Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa.
Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa.

HATEM Ben Arfa got his season up and running today – with a run-out against Queen of the South.

Ben Arfa turned out for Newcastle United’s Under-21s in a 4-4 draw at the club’s Benton training ground.

The forward reportedly found the net in the behind-closed-doors game.

Ben Arfa has been training with the development squad since returning for pre-season.

The 27-year-old is avaliable for transfer this summer.

Gabriel Obertan, also left out of the first-team tour squad for New Zealand, also played in the game along with Gael Bigirimana.

Callum Roberts scored twice for Newcastle.

Roberts tweeted: “Drew 4-4 today and happy to score 2.”