Boss: 'Let's Put On A Show'
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Alan Pardew wants his players to end the season on a high in front of the fantastic St. James' Park supporters
By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Alan Pardew has told his players "to put on a fantastic show" in their final home game of the season - for the Newcastle fans and the rest of the Barclays Premier League.
United host Arsenal on Sunday, with the Gunners needing a win to make sure of a top four finish and a place in next term's Champions League.
By contrast, the Magpies are now playing purely for pride after securing safety at Queens Park Rangers last weekend, but could still finish in the top ten with a victory.
And Pardew - who was in charge when Newcastle came from 4-0 down to draw with Arsene Wenger's side in February 2011 - wants his side to end the campaign on a high.
"We're very, very determined," he said. "We've got a good record against Arsenal at home, and we take that into the game so we'll be in good confidence.
"I think it's very important in terms of ourselves, most importantly.
"It has been a tough season for us in many ways and the last home game (the 6-0 defeat to Liverpool) was not good for us.
"So it's nice for us to have a big game with something on the game, which I think's important, because Arsenal obviously need to get in the Champions League.
"We owe to the standard of the Premier League and to ourselves that we put on a fantastic show. And I think we can."
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