The Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium on Monday will see hosts Arsenal facing opposition in the form of Newcastle United.
Our Arsenal v Newcastle United tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Arsenal head into this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Premier League drawn result versus Crystal Palace.
In that game, Arsenal managed 67% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Crystal Palace got 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
In their prior six fixtures, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have hit the back of the net a total of 11 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.83.
Going into this one, Arsenal have not lost a league tie with Newcastle United in their last 4 games.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Sheffield United in Premier League competition, Newcastle United and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 34% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Sheffield United got 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. Billy Sharp (73') scored for Sheffield United.
The stats tell the story, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. Defensively, The Magpies have some weaknesses to address. Let’s see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Newcastle United:
- have not beaten Arsenal when they have played them away from home in the previous 8 league games. Very poor away form.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes dating back to 15/04/2018 tells us that Arsenal have won 5 of these & Newcastle United 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them from The Gunners and 3 netted by The Magpies. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Arsenal
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Mesut Özil (Back trouble) will miss out.
Team News: Newcastle United
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce to be concerned about. Allan Saint-Maximin (Fitness) misses out for this game.
In our opinion, Arsenal can and should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Newcastle United might well find it a difficult task getting goals although we do think that they will probably end up pulling one back during this clash.
We reckon that it will be a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Arsenal come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,704)
Captain: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Competitions: Premier League position 11, FA Cup (Fourth Round), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Europa League (Round of 32)
⭐ Star Player: Alexandre Lacazette
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Alexandre Lacazette was born in Lyon, France. After having played his first senior match for Lyon in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 7 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.