Newcastle United's Lovenkrands Keen To Face Arsenal

The pacey Dane is targeting a return to action against the Gunners at the weekend.

Newcastle United forward Peter Lovenkrands is eagerly anticipating returning to the Toon side for the weekend's match-up with Arsenal at St James' Park.

The ex-Rangers man had scored the Magpies' only goal against Manchester United in a 2-1 home defeat a couple of weeks back, but still lost his place in the side for the away draw with Hull City last weekend.

Now, after reaching full-fitness following his January move from German outfit Schalke 04, he is keen to return to action, and is relishing the chance to play against the Gunners.

"I have had a lot of games and I am feeling good," he told The Newcastle Chronicle.

"I feel like I am back to the fitness I should be. I will just try and help wherever I can, and whenever I am needed I will play.

"I just need to keep going, and hopefully I will able to play more games."

Lovenkrands has often found himself deployed as a winger during his career, largely due to his blistering pace, though he asserts that he prefers to play as a striker. Nevertheless, he will play in any position to help the Geordies successfully battle relegation.

"I am a striker more than anything, but I have been put on the left wing because I am quick," he added.

"Everyone assumes I am a winger, but up front has always been the position in which I have wanted to play."

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