By Paddy Kenny

28th Nov, 2021 | 6:00pm

Pundit issues 'massive' Newcastle claim as 'world class' Emenalo heads in

Paddy Kenny has insisted Newcastle United should only start to worry about relegation if they fail to beat Norwich City and Burnley next week.

The former Republic of Ireland keeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Magpies can look forward to a January of spending “big money” turn things around.

Newcastle slumped to a seventh defeat of the season with a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday (27 November).

The Magpies are the only winless side in England’s top four divisions this season after 13 games.

Eddie Howe‘s men now face back-to-back home games against fellow strugglers Norwich (November 30th) and Burnley (December 4th).

Kenny insisted the coming week will be “massive” in Newcastle’s relegation fight.

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“Listen, two home games against teams above them in the league – win both of them and you could come out ahead of them,” he told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

“It’s massive, and it can kickstart their season. I don’t think Newcastle have been as bad as the table shows, I’ve enjoyed watching them play – Saint-Maximin in particular.

“It’s a massive week for Newcastle. If you don’t come out with six points then maybe you can start to worry but you would think two huge home wins will get them going.

“Before you know it, they will be in January and spending big money to get over the line this season.

“From what we hear they have also got Michael Emenalo coming in, and he’s world class in his field.”

Newcastle are five points off safety at the bottom of the Premier League.

The Magpies last tasted league victory on the final day of last season.

In other news, Dr Dan has tipped Newcastle to complete ‘world class’ hire with ‘global experience’ to replace Lee Charnley.