Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has insisted that the side cannot wait for the game on Sunday at St James Park against Newcastle United.

The Gunners go into the final game of the season knowing that a win will secure them their Champions League status for next season.

The final day of the season is always an exciting one, but with the champions already crowned and the relegation battle all over, the attention has now turned to who will finish in the top-four.

Ahead of the last games, it is Chelsea and Arsenal who sit in third and fourth behind the two Manchester clubs, but Tottenham aren't far behind and they will be ready to pounce if Arsenal slip up against Newcastle.

Spurs sit one point behind their fiercest rivals, but know they face a tricky away tie whilst they face Sunderland at home.

Wilshere has revealed that there will certainly be nerves ahead of kick-off on Sunday, but he also insists the team are excited to get the game going and get the win that is needed.

“[The mood] has got to be one of excitement because we know that if we win, we're going to be playing in the Champions League or the Champions League qualifier at the beginning of next season,” he told Arsenal Player. 

“I think excitement first of all. When we get into the game, we'll see what happens. Maybe a bit of nerves will come into it.

“We watched Tottenham get the three points on Sunday and that wasn't ideal but then we picked ourselves up for the Wigan game and did what we needed to do.

“We did it in style as well. We scored a few goals and it's set up a really interesting last day. If we can play like that and take the game to them we know a win decides our destiny.

“A few people have said that they [Newcastle] are alright now and are not fighting for relegation but they will be relaxed. They can play and enjoy their game and I'm sure their manager will say that to them.

“We've got to be professional, do our job and get a few goals. We can't rely on Sunderland to do a job at Tottenham. We have to win the game and then we'll know where we will be.”


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