Carroll delighted to down Gunners

The Magpies are a side in form after following their 5-1 drubbing

of Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby with an unexpected Emirates

win. Few predicted Chris Hughton’s troops would topple the title

challengers, but Carroll was quietly confident they could pinch a

result. Carroll is reportedly in the frame for England selection

for their upcoming friendly with France, a debate he is unwilling

to enter. The 21-year-old has now taken his Premier League tally to

six goals for the season and he has been delighted with the service

from his team-mates. “It’s great to come to Arsenal and get the

three points,” he told the club’s official website. “All the lads

in the changing room are buzzing. “Not many teams come here and get

a point, never mind three, so I think we’ve done great to get that.

“I spoke to you the other day and mentioned to you that all the

lads were looking forward to it after the Sunderland game. “We were

confident we could come down here and get the three points – and we

showed that we were right to be that confident, and got the points.

“Obviously, it hadn’t been the best of days for me. But it was a

great ball from Joey (Barton) and I just got on the end of it. It

means a lot to me. “I’ve got the players around me to put crosses

in and give me the service that I need, so I think if it keeps

continuing like that there’s loads more goals for me there this

season.”