BBC Sport - Newcastle 5-1 Stoke: Magpies in great shape - Alan Pardew

Newcastle in great shape - Pardew

After beating Stoke 5-1 at St James's Park, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his team are in great shape ahead of the visit of Arsenal on Sunday.

Oussama Assaidi put Stoke ahead but Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson were sent off for the Potters, before Loic Remy scored twice and Yoan Gouffran, Yohan Cabaye Papiss Cisse all got on the scoresheet and helped the Magpies to a convincing win.

Newcastle have won seven out of their last nine league matches, and have scored in 15 goals of their last 16 league games.