The Premier League has returned this weekend and the gunners will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they welcome Newcastle United to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal will come into this match well knowing that the fans will expect nothing but a win since the players have had a bit of time with the new boss Mikel Arteta to implement his playing style.
Newcastle United have the same points as Arsenal and so this won’t be an easy win for the North Londoners despite having won the first game against The Magpies on matchday one. With the confirmation of Manchester City getting banned from UEFA competitions for the next two years, both Arsenal and Newcastle United will want to win this game since a UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League spot will be up for grabs hence making this an exciting match.
Newcastle United have been impressive this season using set pieces and Arsenal struggled against a similar team in Burnley two weeks ago, and so it will be interesting to see how Mikel Arteta sets up tomorrow as the fans will want a win as they can’t take another draw or a loss against The Magpies since they’ve been impressive against them in the last few years. Mikel Arteta has only won one Premier League match since he took over as the head coach of Arsenal and so he will be hoping to start getting wins as the club appointed him with the hope of that he can restore their chances of getting in next season’s UEFA Champions League.
NEWCASTLE UNITED VS ARSENAL PREVIOUS FIVE RESULTS
ARSENAL 1 VS 0 NEWCASTLE UNITED ( 16 Dec 2017 )
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 VS 1 ARSENAL ( 15 Apr 2018 )
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 VS 2 ARSENAL ( 15 Sep 2018 )
ARSENAL 2 VS 0 NEWCASTLE UNITED ( 01 Apr 2019 )
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 VS 1 ARSENAL ( 11 Aug 2019 )
Arsenal have received a boost with the return of Sead Kolasinac, Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka. Pablo Mari is lacking match fitness and won’t be involved in this game while Cedric Soares is expected to start full training in a few weeks from now. Tierney will be back at the end of the season while Calum Chambers will miss the rest of the season.
Newcastle United will be without a number of players like Shelvey, Manquillo, Carroll, Krafth, Dummett, Willems and Colback. Muto and Gayle will be doubts for this game.
ARSENAL VS NEWCASTLE UNITED
16TH/FEB/2020 @ 4:30PM ( UK TIME )