Arsenal star: West Ham postponement could be bad news for Newcastle

19:07 23 December 2012

Arsenal

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. Photo credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

PA Wire

Jack Wilshere is looking forward to a rare Boxing Day off this Christmas and thinks Arsenal could benefit from having a week’s rest before facing Newcastle.

The Gunners are in the unusual position of having a week without a game after the scheduled Boxing Day clash against West Ham was postponed because of a threatened tube strike.

Arsenal will aim to make it four league victories in a row next Saturday against Alan Pardew’s side, who gained a much-needed win over QPR yesterday to pull away from the bottom three.

Wilshere said: “I think this will be one of my first and only Christmases at home. It’s going to be quite nice to have a day with the family and then go again at the weekend.

“It’s a tough game against Newcastle. They need the points, they’re not in a good run of form and they’ll want to prove something but we want to keep this momentum going.

“At times it’s been tough this season but it seems we’ve got a good thing going on and we have to keep it going and end the year on a high.”

Related articles

Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 25

 

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 17:53
Eliott Diffley

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a pervert’s bottom in Islington Police Station.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50
The most sureal moment at the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony was the sight of some giant dancing Tunnocks tea cakes (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Did you watch the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony last night? It made us misty-eyed for London 2012, when the whole world was watching our city, so we decided to compare Glasgow 2014 to Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. Be prepared for a blast from the past!

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17
The Eid al-Fitr party in Trafalgar Square promises to be fun, fantastic, and free! (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Check out our five-minute guide to celebrating the end of Ramadan in London.

Read more