It is apt that as Newcastle’s players were hitting six goals after being given more license to attack against Norwich, our old friend Hatem Ben Arfa was producing his latest master class for Nice.
Surely ranking as the best free transfer of the year, Ben Arfa was the star of the show as he helped his new side to a 4-1 win away at Rennes.
As well as producing an assist for the fourth goal, Hatem Ben Arfa got yet another quality strike of his own to add to the collection.
On a quick break the former Newcastle winger sent his marker totally the wrong way and the produced a high quality right foot finish.
This makes it seven goals in nine Ligue 1 appearances this season, keeping him joint top of the goalscoring list in France.
Thanks in a large part to Hatem Ben Arfa, Nice find themselves soaring high in fifth place in the league and scoring goals for fun.
It was brilliant to see Newcastle hit goalscoring form on Sunday but I just wish we still had Hatem Ben Arfa to add to that in black and white.
Watch Ben Arfa’s latest top strike below.