The Gunners need victory to hold onto their top four place.
On going to Newcastle, he said: "Well, you can see what Eddie (Howe) and the coaching staff have done.
"Straight away they tried to modify the way they were playing, they have changed formation a few times, but after that they've been quite consistent and they have turned the place around I think in a really good way, and so merit to them.
"This is the Premier League and it's great to go to away grounds and experience those moments. As an athlete, you want to be exposed to that and take it in the right way and feel lucky to play these kind of games."
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