Newcastle star Jonas Gutierrez has declared that finishing outside the top ten will be failure for Newacastle United this season.

Willing to help in any way and anywhere he can, Jona scould even be a candidate to play centre-back on Saturday against Arsenal, with his big mate Coloccini missing.

Jonas inadvertently points out the recurring problem at Newcastle United and that is, under Mike Ashley there is never a big enough squad to cope with injuries.

The Argentine winger pointing out that even in the season that United finished fifth, he had to play a number of positions because of the lack of cover once a few injuries hit the squad.

“When we finished fifth, three years ago, I played in many positions and I was playing in different positions because we had problems with injuries.

“I am here to help. I work hard and I want to enjoy and always I have to do the best for the team.”

No excuses:

“We have got to finish in the top ten, we don’t have any excuses. We have hard games up to the finish of the season but we have to take points and finish in that top ten.

“We don’t have enough players at the moment but we have to keep together and work hard for the manager, the manager will tell us what we have to do. No excuses – we have to do it better.”