The build-up to the league game at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night with Arsenal is now underway.
Arsene Wenger – Newcastle have done well in transfer market
And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger now has his side playing like they did in the old days, and they are scoring lots of goals, although their weakness is still their leaky defense.
Newcastle will find Arsenal in their best form of the season, and it will be a tough match to get anything out of.
Arsene had this to say on the Arsenal website:
“You could say that I am surprised if you look purely at the number of points they have. They were not expected there,” “They have bought very well in a very efficient way. Some players have made a name now who were completely unknown at the start of the season.”
“Therefore when you look at their quality it is not surprising they are where they are.” “We knew them of course but you know you only have the right to have 25 players in your squad in England,”
“They have bought very well in a very efficient way. Some players have made a name now who were completely unknown at the start of the season.” “You cannot go for all the players who are good that are on the market.”
“Newcastle lost Andy Carroll last year and they were searching for a striker, so credit to them for signing Ba and Cisse. Also Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa are good business for them. That’s why they are where they are.”
“They are a team everyone knows will give you a big game, but what is important is our own performance,” “We cannot be obsessed by Newcastle. If we turn up with a good performance we will win the game.”
“That is what is at stake: to keep up our run and keep our focus.” “We can play at a pace that, at the moment, maybe nobody else can sustain,” “When we are on our roles that is good for the morale of the team.”
“If you look at the times we have reversed games; Villa, Tottenham, Liverpool, Sunderland and now Milan, you would say there is something special in there.” “I always believed in the spirit and quality of this team.”
“I am sure if we keep going that will come out and the target until the end of the season is to be faithful to that.”
Arsenal are on a good streak of form and have won their last four league games, which includes a win at home to Tottenham and away at Liverpool, and they have scored 15 goals in those four games too.
Newcastle have not done well in London, at least not the last two times we have been there at Fulham and Tottenham, and we have to hope our defensive play is a lot better than it was in those games.
It should be a good game, and Newcastle will have their top side out, and we have to hope the lads can show they are still a good team.
A draw would be a good result before we meet Norwich City at St. James’ Park on the following Sunday.