The France international arrived at St James’ Park in 2010 on loan from Marseille, but made just four appearances in his opening year after suffering a broken leg.
However, the Magpies made his move permanent last January, despite the injury, and he was instrumental in the second half of the season as Alan Pardew’s side secured a fifth-place finish.
His performances saw him called up to Laurent Blanc’s France squad for Euro 2012, with reports suggesting that an impressive showing in Poland and Ukraine could prompt a move away from the Premier League.
But the 25-year-old has stated that he would only leave Newcastle should an extremely convincing offer tempt him in to moving.
"If I do not have a really, really serious proposal, I'll stay," Ben Arfa told L'Equipe.
"If a big club comes, but does not propose something interesting - that is to say, the coach really wants me - I'll stay.
"If I do not feel the confidence of the [interested club's] coach 100 percent, I will not leave. I still have three-year contract. But I know it can go fast."
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