Premier League leaders Arsenal will look to boost their hopes of the title glory when they host a tough and formidable Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in their first match of 2023.
Arsenal had the perfect ending to the year as they 4-2 win coupled with Man City’s draw with Everton, saw them head into the New Year seven points in the clear at the top of the Premier League.
It has indeed been a surprising and brilliant campaign from the Gunners have claimed 14 wins from their 16 league matches so far. They are also still unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season and they will be looking to keep the momentum flowing at the start of the year.
A win will be vital for Mikel Arteta’s side as it would see them go 10 points above City, who will play on Thursday against Chelsea. They face a tough fixture though as the formidable Newcastle come to town.
Newcastle year ended in a 0-0 draw against Leeds at home, which also ended their brilliant winning streak. They are chasing a top four-finish this season and will need to get their campaign back on track on Tuesday.
The Magpies have not won at the Emirates in their last 11 visits though, and with Arsenal turning it to their fortress in the recent season, it will be tough for Newcastle to come away with something in this clash.
Arsenal vs Newcastle head to head
Both sides have met in 58 encounters since 1993 with Arsenal claiming 37 victories, while Newcastle have won 11 times and there have been 10 draws.
- Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal 16/05/22
- Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle 27/11/21
- Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal 02/05/21
- Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle 18/01/21
- Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle 09/01/21
- Brighton 2-4 Arsenal
- Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
- Arsenal 0-2 Juventus
- Arsenal 2-1 Milan
- Arsenal 3-0 Lyon
- Newcastle 0-0 Leeds
- Leicester 0-3 Newcastle
- Newcastle 1-0 Bournemouth
- Newcastle 2-1 Vallecano
- Al Hijal Rijad 0-5 Newcastle
Arsenal team news
Arsenal will be without Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith-Rowe and Reiss Nelson due to injuries.
Newcastle team news
Newcastle will be without Alexander Isak, Emil Krafth, Paul Dummett and Jonjo Shelvey due to injuries, while Callum Wilson is a doubt.
Prediction and odds
- Arsenal win
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5