Newcastle’s next game is against Arsenal at St. James’ Park tomorrow afternoon, in what is already a sell-out, and Alan Pardew has talked about the game, and admits that if Newcastle win again – it would be our 8th win of the last ten league games if we can do that – then Newcastle would need to seriously looks at our aspirations for the year.
Alan Pardew – we’ve already beaten some good teams
Newcastle are coming off a 5-1 win on Boxing Day against a 9 man Stoke City side, and the Arsenal game will give us a chance to see just how good this Newcastle side is this season.
This is what Alan Pardew has said about tomorrow’s game:
“I’d like to think that we’ll run them close and if we can beat them then we’ll have to seriously look at our aspirations for the year because we’ve obviously beaten some good teams leading up to this.”
“Arsenal have been the best team this season, I don’t think anyone will argue with that.” “It will certainly tell us a lot about how good we are if we can beat them, especially after the result against Stoke.”
“They had a terrific result against West Ham and if you can beat one of the top teams like Arsenal, it’s really going to put us in good shape at the top of the league.”
“It would tick a big box for us, but having said that, if we lose the game, that wouldn’t dampen our aspirations either.”
“I’d like to think the game is going to be an even one, but they are the type of team that can unravel you. We need to be on our guard about that, but we will also going out there trying to make sure we win the game.”
Newcastle have already beaten Chelsea at home and Tottenham and Manchester United away, so a win against Arsenal in the early kick-off game tomorrow would be terrific, and would see us move higher up the league table than our current 6th place.
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