Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League this week against Newcastle United. The match schedules for Monday at Emirates with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Gunners three-game winning streak ended with a goalless draw against Crystal Palace last Thursday. On the other hand, Newcastle enters the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat away to Sheffield United on Tuesday.
It seems a jam-packed week for both teams who met in the fourth round of the FA Cup last week. After a goalless draw in the first 90 minutes, Arsenal took the extra time to pick up to a 2-0 win at Emirates.
Things seem to be changing behind the scenes at Arsenal, with Arteta looking set on a clear-out instead of new reinforcements. It seems the future of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal is over following an imminent move to Fenerbahce. It puts an end to the lustrous seven-year career for the German world cup winner.
Even though it’s heading three weeks into the January transfer window, there is no new signing for the Gunners to spark the team’s creativity. However, the same case applies to Newcastle, who continues to struggle mid-season.
Sheffield United held on to the longest winless streak in the Premier League’s history after 18 games without a win. However, a 1-0 over Newcastle ended their drought last week.
Arsenal vs. Newcastle Head to Head
Both teams have 27 games against each other, with Arsenal taking home 21 wins while Newcastle with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle
West Brom 4-0 Arsenal
Brighton 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea
Sheffield 1-0 Newcastle
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-2 Leicester
Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool
Man City 2-0 Newcastle
Arsenal Team News
Arteta receives major injury boosts ahead of the clash with Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Thomas Partey. After failing to impress in their last outing, Ainsley Maitland Niles might drop to the bench.
Newcastle United Team News
Even after returning to full ground training, Allan Saint-Maximin remains unavailable while battling the effects of coronavirus. Paul Dummet is available for selection, while there remains doubt over the availability of Jammal Lewis, Federico Fernandez, Jonjo Shelvey, and Jamaal Lascelles. Callum Wilson will get the nod to lead the attacking line.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot overlook the poor run of form for Newcastle against a Gunners side looking to redeem themselves.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 1H