Newcastle United v Arsenal
- 2nd May 2021 2:00 PM
Longstaff looking to continue recent improvement in results
Newcastle United have picked up points against European contenders Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham in their last four games, and Sean Longstaff knows the Magpies will need to reach the same performance levels when they take on another of the Premier League's top clubs, Arsenal, this weekend.
Longstaff has started each of the last four matches for Steve Bruce's side, who have picked up eight points to climb away from the bottom three, and another victory on Sunday could virtually secure Newcastle's top flight place next season.
Speaking from the training pitch ahead of the game, Longstaff told NUFC TV: "The coaches are going to put together a gameplan in which way they see fit to go and win the game.
"We know it's going to be tough - they're a good side. Obviously we've played them twice already in the cup and in the league and they beat us both times, but we feel like we've been in the games and with little bounces either way it might have been a little bit different.
"Like I said, we know it's going to be a tough game but hopefully the coaching staff and the players buy into what we're doing this week and we can put on a positive performance and get three points."