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The Premier League meeting at St James' Park on Sunday will see hosts Newcastle United doing battle with Arsenal.
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Newcastle United head into this match following a 1-1 Premier League draw against Liverpool.
In that match, Newcastle United managed 32% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Newcastle United was Joe Willock (95'). At the other end, Liverpool had 22 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Mohamed Salah (3') was the scorer for Liverpool.
The Magpies have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they have also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, The Magpies have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those games.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Newcastle United:
- have not beaten Arsenal in their last 5 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 5 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Villarreal in Europa League competition, Arsenal and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Arsenal had 53% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Arsenal was Nicolas Pépé (73'). On the other side, Villarreal CF got 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Manu Trigueros (5') and Raúl Albiol (29') scored for Villarreal.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 10 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 5.
Their previous form shows that Arsenal:
- are undefeated by Newcastle United in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 15/09/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for Newcastle United. They’ve not been able to get any victories at all whereas Arsenal have managed to find a way, beating them in 100 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 1 from The Magpies and 14 netted by The Gunners. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Premier League match day 19 on 18/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle United.
In that match, Arsenal had 66% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (50', 77') and Bukayo Saka (60').
At the other end, Newcastle United got 4 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by David Coote.
Team News: Newcastle United
Fabian Schär (Knee Injury), Jamaal Lascelles (Foot Injury), Karl Darlow (Knee Injury) and Isaac Hayden (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Newcastle boss Steve Bruce.
Team News: Arsenal
Due to a fully healthy group to pick from, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
Newcastle United will do well to see themselves scoring against this Arsenal lineup who we think will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Arsenal at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James' Park (52,305)
Captain: Jamaal Lascelles
Chairman: Lee Charnley
Manager: Steve Bruce
Competitions: Premier League position 16
⭐ Key Player: Joe Willock
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Joe Willock was born in Waltham Forest, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Arsenal in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 4 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.