Salvation In Our Own Hands?

Last updated : 23 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Newcastle have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games, and have collected all three points on home turf just four times in 15 attempts to date.

Significantly, they have completed only one double, over bottom-of-the-table West Brom, and have taken just two points from a possible 18 against fellow strugglers Hull, Sunderland and Blackburn.

Kevin Nolan: "It's down to us now to start being ruthless, ruthless with each other and against teams.

"But the lads are up for the fight and certainly, I believe we have got enough in the changing room and I don't believe we will go down.

"Even though we are in a sticky situation at the moment, I am 100 per cent positive that we will still be in the Premier League come the end of the season.

"Against Arsenal, you have to take your chances, and we had plenty of them for the first hour especially.

"But that's why they are a class side, that's why they are in the Champions League year in, year out, because they punish you if you don't punish them when you have your chances.

"But we are still in touch with everybody around us, so it's not all sirens going off here at the moment.

"I would rather be here in the bottom three now than I would be in eight games, and I think we have got enough in the locker and enough in the changing room to get us out come the next eight games."