By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor
Alan Pardew reflected on a narrow defeat to Arsenal and the first half of the season when he spoke to nufcTV on Sunday.
And he insisted: "If they're top of the league, we're not far away."
Watch the full interview here.
Tickets for Newcastle United's home game against Cardiff City are on general sale from £30 for adults & £10 for children.
Tickets for Newcastle United's home game against Swansea City are on general sale from £20 for adults & £5 for children.