Hatem ben Arfa
Ben Arfa has cut a frustrated figure this term.

Newcastle United winger Hatem ben Arfa admits his future is in the hands of owner Mike Ashley after a limited impact during the 2013/14 season.

The 27 year old has made just 13 Premier League starts this term and just one since February amid a campaign littered with injury and loss of form which has seen manager Alan Pardew lose faith in the livewire wideman.

Ben Arfa has just 12 months to run on his current contract at Newcastle and could be deemed surplus to requirements in the summer to allow the north east club to further bolstered their coffers ahead of the summer transfer window.

Though Ben Arfa wishes to remain at St James' Park beyond this summer, the France international fears he could yet be offloaded.

"If the manager says he doesn't believe in me for next season I don't care," Ben Arfa said. "I want to stay because I'll show him I can play here but if the president wants to sell me I have to go.

"I like the owner and I want to stay. My dream is to get into the Champions League next season with Newcastle or win a cup. We'll see."

After an encouraging start to the campaign which saw Newcastle surge into the top half, the club have suffered of late and have lost their last six league games on the bounce, the latest coming in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Since the departure of influential midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint Germain, Newcastle have won just three times and Ben Arfa says the club's recent run has been painful.

"It was hard for everybody when Yohan left because he was very, very focused and very important in the dressing room and on the pitch," he added. "I'd play the No10 role but I'm happy on the right too.

"I feel sad and frustrated but not angry. I think I could make a difference and I'd like to try. I think Pardew believes in me, but he doesn't show it. I don't know why. He needs to give me more confidence to build my best game because, at the moment, I don't have that."