Hatem Ben Arfa may be a fans' favourite at Newcastle United but will retire knowing he 'should have been better than he was.'

That's according to Chronicle Live's John Gibson who in the latest episode of Gibbos' Corner picked his best United starting eleven made up of two players from every decade between the 1950s and 2010s.

With Chris Waddle and Bobby Mitchell getting the nod to start on the wings in his side, and Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba being the pick from the 2010s for a place on the bench, Gibbo was asked about Ben Arfa and if he should be ahead of those picked.

"On ability - he had great ability but I am furious about him.

"He wasted his talent.

"He should have been one of the great players and he'll retire and remember that.

"He'll retire and say to himself 'I should have been better than I was.'

"He scored, twice, one of the goals where you run from the half-way line, beat six men and stick it in the corner but he hadn't the goalscoring record of Alan Shearer, did he?"

Listen to Gibbo's Corner by clicking here.

In the podcast - which you can listen to here - Gibbo picks a team which would rival the very best sides of today, and alongside his reasons behind his picks delivers several interesting and funny side-stories to some of the greatest Toon players to ever pull on the black and white stripes.

Asked whether any of today's squad would have made it into the squad, he said: "Behave yourself, I want you to behave yourself.

"The goalkeepers, Dubravka and Darlow have done well but will be lucky to lace Shay Given's boots at the end of their stay at Newcastle United.

"Saint-Maxmimin on a great day can look a great player but I tell you what he isn't, consistent.

"I'll tell you what Waddle and Mitchell [who both made it into Gibbo's side] were, consistent.

"The rest of them? They wouldn't get into my Newcastle reserve side."