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Olivier Giroud crosses the ball, Steve Harper makes a save. Aaron Ramsey takes a short corner.
Papiss Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jack Wilshere on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Jonas Gutierrez restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Vurnon Anita, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Theo Walcott takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and hits the post.
Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Gibbs. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.
Jack Wilshere joins the action as a substitute, replacing Santi Cazorla.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Jonas Gutierrez. Bacary Sagna takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Kieran Gibbs concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Taylor. Kieran Gibbs is shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Adam Campbell comes on in place of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a outswinging corner.
Lukas Podolski goes off and Olivier Giroud comes on.
Mathieu Debuchy crosses the ball, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey. The offside flag is raised against Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Hatem Ben Arfa has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Vurnon Anita. Free kick taken by Vurnon Anita. Vurnon Anita is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla. Lukas Podolski produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Cheick Tiote.
Lukas Podolski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Centre by Mathieu Debuchy, free kick awarded for a foul by Yoan Gouffran on Laurent Koscielny. (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Sylvain Marveaux coming on for Yoan Gouffran. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Hatem Ben Arfa fouled by Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.
The offside flag is raised against Mathieu Debuchy. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Centre by Mathieu Debuchy, clearance by Bacary Sagna.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.
Vurnon Anita joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yohan Cabaye.
Bacary Sagna fouled by Yohan Cabaye, the ref awards a free kick. Theo Walcott crosses the ball, Laurent Koscielny gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Podolski.
The ball is sent over by Aaron Ramsey, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Papiss Cisse challenges Aaron Ramsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Gibbs takes the direct free kick.
Theo Walcott takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a brilliant save.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Theo Walcott from right channel, Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.
The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Santi Cazorla, save by Steve Harper.
Cheick Tiote challenges Tomas Rosicky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Rosicky takes the free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Lukas Podolski. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick. Effort from the edge of the box by Hatem Ben Arfa goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Booking for Tomas Rosicky for unsporting behaviour.
Aaron Ramsey challenges Hatem Ben Arfa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from 30 yards. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Lukas Podolski, free kick awarded. Santi Cazorla takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Debuchy by Lukas Podolski. Direct free kick taken by Mathieu Debuchy.
Santi Cazorla produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikel Arteta.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lukas Podolski.
The ball is crossed by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, clearance by Per Mertesacker.
Unfair challenge on Lukas Podolski by Mathieu Debuchy results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
Jonas Gutierrez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott. Jonas Gutierrez receives a caution. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.
Yohan Cabaye takes the outswinging corner, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Mathieu Debuchy, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Bacary Sagna. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left wing, Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance. Steven Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Gibbs. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.
A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Steven Taylor.
Yoan Gouffran produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Yoan Gouffran, Papiss Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Per Mertesacker. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla to the near post, Close range headed effort by Laurent Koscielny misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Theo Walcott, free kick awarded. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.
Bacary Sagna sends in a cross.
Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross, Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa delivers the ball, Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by Theo Walcott from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky. Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Papiss Cisse on Kieran Gibbs. Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.
Papiss Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.
Pardew struggling with ups and downs
Alan Pardew has admitted he has struggled to cope with the highs and lows of life as Newcastle manager.
The 51-year-old was named Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association after guiding the Magpies to a remarkable fifth-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League last season.
Twelve months on, Pardew heads into the final-day clash with Arsenal mightily relieved to still be in charge of a top-flight club after a desperate and unexpected fight against relegation which has seen a vociferous minority of fans calling for his head grow significantly both in number and volume.
Predecessor Graeme Souness famously spoke of the "goldfish bowl" existence of the club's employees on Tyneside and the Londoner admits his tenure has proved something of a roller-coaster ride.
Pardew said: "I have been here two and a half years and I have probably experienced every emotion you could go through - and that was in the first six weeks.
"But I have been here two and a half years through it all and just sometimes the sensationalism of it all is frustrating as the manager.
"When we do really well, there's a real over the top reaction and then when it goes the other way, it's the reverse.
"We have to accept that that's how it is going to be at this football club and be able to deal with it.
"But this year has taught us how to deal with that side of it when the criticism comes, that we need to really batten down the hatches and make sure we get a result whichever way it is to get us back on a run."
Sunday will see 38-year-old keeper Steve Harper make his 199th and final appearance for the club he joined 20 years ago with Tim Krul injured and Rob Elliot suspended.
Central defender Steven Taylor will return after illness while midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin) is also fully fit again.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his team to concentrate on winning a football match and nothing more.
The Gunners would secure a top-four finish with victory at St James' Park.
Indeed, depending on Chelsea's result at home to Everton, they still have an outside chance of snatching third place and with it automatic entry into the Champions League - or even forcing an unprecedented play-off, set for May 26 at Villa Park, were the two clubs' overall statistics to finish equal.
However, should Wenger's side slip up against the Magpies, who are now safe from the threat of relegation after FA Cup winners Wigan were sent down following a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday night, then Tottenham could leapfrog them by beating Sunderland.
Having fought so hard through a superb nine-match unbeaten league run to stand on the brink of what, given the circumstances of earlier in the campaign, would be a quite remarkable turnaround, Wenger expects his side to hold their nerve when it matters most.
"We know how to behave to win the games, so it's (about getting) that certainty from our long run and bringing that into our next game. It's as simple as that," the Arsenal manager said.
"It is a football match and recently we have shown that we can win these games.
"We will just continue to do what we did until now."
Arsenal have a major doubt over midfielder Mikel Arteta (calf).
England international Jack Wilshere, set to have an operation on his troublesome ankle next week, is on stand-by should he deemed fit enough to start and play on painkillers.
Striker Olivier Giroud returned from a three-match suspension.
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