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Andy's Pleased With Geordie Partnership

By Dan King

Newcastle United number nine Andy Carroll is pleased with the partnership he is forming with fellow Geordie striker Shola Ameobi.

The pair have combined to great effect in United's last two league games, with Carroll the opener at West Ham for Kevin Nolan then scoring himself after Joey Barton crossed from Ameobi's pass, before Ameobi scored twice and Carroll assisted on two occasions in the 5-1 win over Sunderland.

Few people could have imagined that two tall players would work so well together, but ahead of Sunday's trip to Arsenal, Carroll revealed that he is delighted with the way they're linking up... and it confident that it can continue against The Gunners.

"I'm sure it will," he smiled as he was interviewed exclusively by nufcTV.

"I think you can see we're playing well together and making chances for each other - and others.

"We're getting each other involved in the game so I think it's working well."

Carroll came on as a substitute against Arsene Wenger's side last month, as The Gunners beat Newcastle 4-0 at St. James' in the Carling Cup Fourth Round.

But that scoreline flattered Arsenal, and both sides were much-changed from the starting XIs which are likely to be fielded at The Emirates.

And Carroll says last weekend's derby win has given Newcastle renewed confidence as they prepare to face Arsenal.

"We played against them last week and we know what they're like," he said.

"If we go out like we did against Sunderland, I think we've got a great chance."

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