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.
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