Wenger Claims Newcastle Can Forget About Europe!

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

United travel to the Emirates Stadium tonight, following on from the 3-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat to the Gunners at the weekend.

Arsene Wenger: "In the championship Newcastle do not have a lot to lose because they will not go down, they will not fight for a European place unless they have an outstanding run.

"I feel Keegan will need two or three weeks as well to find where he needs to strengthen, who he should buy.

"Michael Owen has not been scoring but his sharpness will come back.

"I feel he still made some good runs on Saturday and was in two or three dangerous situations but game sharpness only comes with games. On Tuesday he will be sharper than he was on Saturday.

"He has been out for a long time and it takes one or two games to get back to sharpness.

"But you still feel if you make a mistake he will be there to punish you because he's so intelligent in his runs.

"I was worried about him on Saturday because I felt if they got the ball to the near post he will be there and every deflection he's there. He's not completely 100 per cent but that's normal."