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 18th August

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Arsenal news

Monday, August 31, 2015
Paul Pogba of Juventus FC in action (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

With just two days to go until the transfer window closes we’ve got all the gossip and rumours across London.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Alex Song in action for West Ham  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

All the transfer news and gossip from Sunday morning’s newspapers.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Aleksandar Mitrovic (2nd R) of Newcastle United is shown a red card by referee Andre Marriner (1st R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger said the referee had no choice but to send off Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in their 1-0 win on Tyneside.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Liverpool's Christian Benteke (left) and Arsenal's Calum Chambers compete for the ball

Arsene Wenger has said that he considered replacing Calum Chambers in Arsenal’s goalless draw against Liverpool and revealed that the England defender is struggling with confidence.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on as mascot Gunnersaurus takes part in the Dizzy Challenge. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal trained without Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny ahead of the Premier League clash in Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more
Free weekly shop? Yes please!

Win £200 to spend at Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets. Asda prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here.

Read more