The French international was in great form for Nice.
There is no doubt that French winger Hatem Ben Arfa has gone about turning his career around in some style this season.
After his troubles at Newcastle United he had to spend some time out of the game because of a ridiculous FIFA ruling.
He signed for Nice in that time and has been thriving in Ligue 1 since.
He has won back a place in the French national team and been one of the star players in the division all season.
Last night however was his best performance in some time.
He was the star of the show as Nice defeated high-flying Angers to move up to third in the French top-flight.
The former Newcastle man produced a gif-worthy piece of solo play in the game and then netted two late penalties to earn Nice a win. He now has nine goals this season and many a Newcastle fan was left scratching their head wondering why Ben Arfa was not managed properly at St James Park.
That feeling was not however universal.
Other Newcastle fans were quick to point out that his end product remains sketchy and that his attitude on the North-East was not exactly conducive to Premier League success.
Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter...
Ben Arfa had plenty of opportunities at #NUFC. His attitude and work rate were poor and he had 1 good game every 20. Better without him.— Cola (@Percycola) January 15, 2016
#nufc yeh Ben arfa did some skills, then it can to nothing! Blocked cross/shot, wow! Same old storey!— MyBroMadeMeDoIt (@SholaDogg) January 15, 2016
that Ben Arfa gif just so happens to end when he loses the ball and the other team counter attack.... #NUFC— Cal Nixon (@Nxn10) January 15, 2016
Cabella brought in to replace Ben Arfa, Thauvin brought in to replace Cabella. None of them have anything on Hatem #NUFC— Pid (@Stuart_Herd) January 15, 2016
Ben Arfa is just laughing at defenders now, what sort of manager gets rid of him... #nufc— Steve Kell (@SteveKell91) January 15, 2016
So Hatem Ben Arfa's checklist tonight - Penalty x2 - Ruined 5 players at once - Smiled - Thousands of crying #NUFC fans Me being one— Not So Naughty Nicky (@ORANGEYPURPLE) January 15, 2016
Ben Arfa did nothing for #Nufc in the Premier League apparently, okie doke then— Sox (@liam_sokell) January 15, 2016