Gunners nicked Toon's title but can United beat them at our old game?
ONCE UPON THE TYNE WE WERE THE ENTERTAINERS NOW TOON ARE PLAYING CATCH UP WITH THE ARSENAL.
They say what makes you bad makes you better when it comes to most Newcastle fans' other main hobby!
And to be honest many Newcastle fans have been feeling bad ever since KK left Tyneside in 1997.
So is the re-emergence of entertaining and free flowing carpet football at Newcastle a case of hair of the dog?
Could it be that the post-Keegan era has been somewhat of a hangover period with Sir Bobby's stint in charge a bit of light refreshment?
Now Newcastle will be aiming to beat Arsenal at the Magpies' old game!
In Arsenal though, United face a side who are easy on the eye and capable of carving open the opposition at will.
Like the old Keegan side, visiting teams struggle to get near the Gunners at home and they are yet to be beaten in domestic competition at the wonderful backdrop of the Emirates Stadium.
It won't be so wonderful come teatime on Saturday should Arsenal inflict the agony of an FA Cup exit on Newcastle.
But hopefully the days of going to Arsenal for a draw are over.
A replay would be very welcome of course yet going for the draw seems like a risky business and surely it would only invite pressure - is going for the throats the only way to beat Arsenal?
At his Press conference KK pledged that his side would: "give it a go" and it has to be said that under the circumstances, United did that against Bolton.
For all the possession though United didn't threaten the goal too much but Bolton spent much of the game trying to get the ball off Newcastle.
People were still singing Keegan's name come the end of the Bolton game though and fans went away much happier because even with a patched up team United had gave it a proper crack.
Hopefully the Toon Army will see more of the same at the Emirates.
HAVE UNITED GOT A CHANCE AGAINST ARSENAL?