Alan Pardew insists Newcastle will go all out for the win when Arsenal visit St James’ Park on Sunday.
Pardew’s side have endured a frustrating campaign and have been involved in the battle against relegation but have now secured survival thanks to the win at QPR last time out and Wigan’s midweek defeat at the hands of the Gunners.
The Newcastle boss admits performances haven’t been good enough over the course of the campaign but hopes his side can secure the win over top-four chasers Arsenal as they no longer have the threat of relegation looming over them.
Pardew was in charge when Newcastle came back from 4-0 down to secure a 4-4 draw with Arsenal, and the Magpies boss hopes his side can produce another memorable encounter on Sunday.
“When we drew 4-4 we saw some electrifying play that day – we want that level of excitement again,” he told the Evening Chronicle.
“Without the mood swing of course. We want to get a result this time, and we need to send our fans home in a better mood than the last two games. It was a huge lift, not just for the players, but just as importantly the staff, with us being safe.
“Now we can really focus on one game. We can play without any inhibitions, unlike against Liverpool. That’s important. We want to win the game for our fans, who have been magnificent.”
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