Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes today’s game at St. James’ Park should be a good one to watch, with both sides going for all 3 points.
Arsene Wenger – both sides will go for win
Arsenal are struggling to make sure they finish in 4th place in the league, as Aston Villa challenge them for a European Champions League position this season. Currently they are tied with Villa on 52 points in 4th place, but have a superior goal difference of 19 against Villa’s 12.
Aston Villa are at Liverpool tomorrow, so Arsene may see an opportunity to pull away from them, with a win at Newcastle this afternoon.
Newcastle and Arsenal meet later this afternoon, with a 5:30 pm kick off time, and Wenger believes that a point is just not good enough for either side.
”A draw for Newcastle is not good enough,”
“The positive thing about the game is that both teams are interested in three points, rather than a draw.”
Wenger is of course only too well aware of Newcastle’s plight, fighting relegation for a third season in a row, but feels the Tyneside team possess the the necessary skill and fortitude to stay up.
“I believe Newcastle have the quality to stay up. They have stabilised.”
”They had some bad patches during the season but I still think in the last three or four months they have stabilised their results.”
The 6’4″ Wenger, who is 59 years-old, has an opinion on football matters that is very well respected around the world, as one of the top club managers, who has done a fantastic job at Arsenal, since he joined them back in 1996.
And he’s usually right in his predictions about relegation, isn’t he? 😀