Newcastle Have Quality To Stay Up – Wenger

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.

Arsene added:

“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? 😀

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far


    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Chris Houghton sacked by Spurs
    Colin Calderwood sacked by Nottm Forest
    JFK sacked by Luton Town and Nottingham Forest
    All three have Spurs ties!!!

    These 3 men are here to save our Huge beloved club!!!!!

    RIP Newcastle United

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Agree..the Toon has turned into a Junk Store like sports direct.

  • Amirshearer

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #3

    haha good one jason.

    nevertheless, we gotta believe in them…these guys will save themselves. Go Toon!

  • Robbanufc

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I for one respect Wengers opinion, and I for one think we’ll stay up.

    But changes are most neccessary in the summer!

  • Robbanufc

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Join the facebook group for this site! Putting faces to nicknames! Pictures and discussion boards! Pushing for 200 members at the moment!

  • batty

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    everton beating pompy 1 0

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Good Batty. Hope it stays that way and we wont be in the relegation zone for another week.

  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    If we had Bobby Robson working with are current team we will be in the top 7, its not the players fault were crap it the management

  • batty

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    pompy just scored

  • Bill F

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    I switched to BT as my internet provider and took their Vision as a package as well with the Sentanta option so I will not have to feck about with streams today, what a pain that has been.

    A draw today and again from the Chelsea game will be good results, then three more wins against the fellow strugglers should just about see us across the line. I remain optimistic.

  • Bill F

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    I just posted a comment, what has happened to it.

  • Girth

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12

    fully expect us to be in the bottom 3 by the end of the night lads…..
    sums it up last night, ma dad tried to sell 2 tickets for today, wanted face value, £50, sold them for £30, nee one wanted them!
    Someone offered him a tenner lol
    bad times!!

  • Bill F

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Try again, I switched to BT as my server, with BT Vision +Sentanta so I don’t now have to muck about trying to find a stream.

    I reckon a point today and another from Chelsea will be good results . 3 more wins against our fellow strugglers would then hopefully be just enough to get us across the line. Its do-able!

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Bill F-

    Acheivable 😉

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Turkish Magpie
    Don’t you mean achievable ?
    If you are going to be pedantic, get you spelling correct ! lol

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16


  • Hugh Jorgan

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #17

    I have big balls, in my rucksack, which is on my back. Lmao

  • Stuart79

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #18

    If Portsmouth get anything out of this game we are guarenteed to be in the bottom 3 by kick off!


  • Stuart79

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Scrath that!

    Were in the bottom three when we kick off today!

  • Bill F

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Hugh if you are going to be pedantic about being pedantic, then so should you. Quote “get you spelling correct” unquote.

  • Bill F

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry should have added a 😉 to my last comment.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Mar 21, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Apologies for the three stupid comments.
    My son wrote that nonsense, and thought it was clever.


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