Luck may be coming back to Newcastle, as Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta was substituted in added time in the 4-1 win against Wigan last night – that sent Wigan down to the Championship and made Sunderland safe.
Mikel Arteta – serious doubt for Newcastle game
Arteta picked up a calf injury, and it’s very doubtful he will be fit for the game at St. James’ Park on Sunday. = so that’s good new for the Magpies.
This is what Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had to say after the game last night:
“Arteta is not alright,” “Arteta pulled his calf, so that could be a problem for Sunday. We don’t know, we have to wait 24 hours. He will be a massive doubt for Sunday.”
“I am confident, because we have experience. Because we play for a long time now under massive pressure and have always found solutions for the problems we’ve faced, so I’m confident.”
“It’s sad that Wigan are going down, because they are a good team. They play good football and is an intelligent team, with good players, if they stay together they will certainly come up again.”
Arteta has been one of Arsenals’s best players in their fine run of late – in the nine games they have played since losing 2-1 at White Hart Lane on March 3rd, they have won seven and drawn two – so they are due a defeat.
And we remember the last time a good player missed playing at St. James’ Park recently – and that was when Luis Suarez was banned – and my arm just start to hurt. 😀
The truth is that our players owe the fans a top class performance against a top class team, and Sunday is a perfect opportunity to end a terrible season and go out with a win – and we could finish up around 12th place depending on the other results.
Sounds good to us.
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