Arsenal vs Newcastle United : Match Preview & Prediction

Team News

  • Arsenal could stick with their four-man defence for the second game in a row with Aaron Ramsey still sidelined.
  • Shkodran Mustafi has not featured in Arsenal’s last three matches but is nearing a return.
  • Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac will return to the starting XI after being rested in their 0-0 draw with West Ham in midweek.
  • Danny Welbeck may also rotate into the team at the expense of Alex Iwobi.
Newcastle United
  • Jonjo Shelvey is suspended for the home side after picking up a red card at the end of Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat to Everton on Wednesday. Isaac Hayden should return to the starting XI as a result to line up against his former club.

Match Facts

Arsenalhavewon their last 9 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.

Newcastlehavelost 7 of their last 8 matches (Premier League).

Arsenal have kept a clean shee


  • Arsenal are closer to the bottom three than Premier League leaders Manchester City after only managing to draw 0-0 with West Ham on Wednesday. They are now winless in three league matches for the first time since April.
  • Newcastle haven’t won since the end of October and have lost seven of the eight matches that followed their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Magpies are now only one point above the relegation zone.
  • Arsenal have won their last five home matches against Newcastle and have raked up some thumping wins in that time, including 7-3, 3-0 and 4-1 victories in that time.
  • Newcastle have only picked up five points from a possible 18 on the road this season and have kept just one clean sheet in that run. Things should get worse for Rafa Benitez’s side this weekend.


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