Ben Arfa in line for PSG return

Le Championnat

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery says Hatem Ben Arfa could feature for the first time this season when Lyon visit on Sunday.

Ben Arfa’s career in Paris appeared to be drawing towards a conclusion over the summer but an exit failed to materialise.

A return to the PSG fold still looked unlikely, as he was frozen out and trained with the reserves at the start of the campaign.

However, there has been a thawing in relations between the forward and Emery allowed Ben Arfa to return to senior training on Friday.

Emery has now indicated the 30-year-old could make an appearance against his former club at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

“He has been warmly welcomed back. It was a club decision,” Emery said.

“We will see if he makes Sunday’s squad.”