Sunday – St James’ Park – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.
St James’ Park sees Sunday action as Newcastle take on Arsenal – 3:00pm GMT.
Newcastle currently sitting in fifteenth place, are five places lower than tenth placed Arsenal, heading into the clash.
Newcastle United have so far accrued 36 points in this season of the Premier League
Newcastle come to this match on the back of a 1-1 away draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
With five draws in eight matches, Manager Steve Bruce has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With fifteenth, they currently sit 36 points in the League having won nine fixtures, drawn nine meetings, and lost 15 fixtures.
When Newcastle host Arsenal, they will do so on the back of five wins and five draws on their own ground.
A win in this fixture, would take Newcastle United’s points from 36 to 39, so far this season.
Injury and illness have depleted Steve Bruce’s Newcastle and they will likely be missing six key personnel for Sunday’s match.
It’s 46 points so far for Arsenal this season, going into this game
The warning signs are there for Mikel Arteta going into this game, following a loss to Everton in their last game and a draw against Fulham before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 20 games is astonishing this season. Their position is tenth in the League, and they have 46 points having won 13 meetings, drawn seven matches, and lost 13 meetings.
Arsenal’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Newcastle. In the 16 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won seven fixtures, drawn three games, and lost six matches.
A win in this fixture, would take Arsenal’s points from 46 to 49, so far this season.
Mikel Arteta will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Arsenal players.
Newcastle United v Arsenal Head-to-Heads.
When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 55 matches, Arsenal have won 35 victories and Newcastle 10 wins. The last time both teams met in this competition Arsenal delivered a 3-0 home win.
For Newcastle, Callum Wilson has netted
10 goals in 33 League fixtures this campaign, while Alexandre Lacazette contributed with
13 goals in 33 League matches this season for Arsenal.
Other standout players for Newcastle are Miguel Almiron and Joseph Willock with four goals and four goals respectively and for Arsenal are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka with 10 goals and six goals respectively.