Arsenal vs Newcastle
English Premier League
Date: 3 January 2023, Tuesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal and Newcastle United will face each other on the 3rd of January in what promises to be a captivating encounter. Both teams are desperate for points, with Arsenal hoping to climb out of their current position in the Premier League table and Newcastle searching for their first win in four matches. In this blog post, we will take a look at the key matchups, tactics and predictions for this game. We will also provide our analysis of how these two sides could line up against each other and offer insight into who may have the edge when they meet at St James’ Park. Read on to learn more about this potentially thrilling clash!
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, winning four and drawing two. They have kept clean sheets in three of their last five games and have only conceded one goal in their last four games.
Arsenal’s form has been excellent recently and they will be looking to continue that against Newcastle. They have been very solid at the back, only conceding one goal in their last four games, and will be looking to keep another clean sheet against Newcastle. In attack, they have been scoring goals regularly and will be looking to add to their tally against Newcastle.
New Castle’s Form
New Castle’s form has been good lately, with the team winning four of their last six games. However, they will be without key midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for this match, as he is suspended. Additionally, striker Dwight Gayle is a doubt with a hamstring injury. Despite these absences, New Castle should still be able to put up a good fight against Arsenal.
Head to Head
- Arsenal have 48 wins, 15 draws, and 22 defeats in the previous 85 home clashes against the Magpies.
- These two teams exchanged home wins in their head to head games in the previous term of the Premier League.
- None of the last eight H2H meetings between the two rivals produced goals at both ends.
Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners are coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in their last outing, while the Magpies were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea.
Arsenal will be without defender Laurent Koscielny, who is suspended after being sent off against Palace. Mesut Ozil is also a doubt for the game due to illness, while Nacho Monreal and Granit Xhaka are both still sidelined with injuries.
Newcastle will be without striker Dwight Gayle, who is ineligible to play against his former club. Matt Ritchie is a doubt due to an ankle injury, while Fabian Schar is also out with a knee problem.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Prediction
It is a match between two of the best defensive lines in the competition, even though both Arsenal and Newcastle possess great firepower in the final third. With 11 goals shipped in 16 outings, Newcastle have the league’s best defense with only 12 goals allowed in 15 games. While Newcastle will pose a challenge to Arsenal, this Gunners’ team has the winning mentality to win. We’ll take Arsenal to win and Under 2.5 goals at odds of 4.75.
Arsenal vs Newcastle is sure to be an exciting match, with both teams coming into the game in good form. This should be a close one and it could come down to which team can make their chances count. Arsenal have home advantage and they’ll look to use that to their advantage. However, New Castle are also in great shape and they will pose a formidable challenge for the Gunners. We’re predicting a narrow win for Arsenal but whichever way it goes, this match looks set to be thrilling from start till finish!