Arsenal vs Newcastle Prediction: PL | 18.01.2021


Arsenal looked to be back on the right track before their recent fixture against Crystal Palace. However, a draw in that game has once again seen questions asked, and they will look to answer those against Newcastle United at the Emirates this weekend.

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Arsenal’s three-match winning run was ended this past week following a draw against Crystal Palace. It would have been a massively disappointing result for Mikel Arteta, as he watched on as his Gunners side struggled to create chances against the stubborn Palace defence. Arsenal had 68% of the ball, but could manage just four shots on target in the stalemate. Palace actually had the better of the chances, and may have considered themselves unlucky not to have won the game as they hit the crossbar in the first half. There is certainly something missing in this Arsenal team, as they struggle to create chances in the absence of Mesut Ozil. That may be something that Arteta will look to address during the winter transfer window, but it’s unlikely that the Gunners will be able to bring in a high-calibre player as they are short on funds.

Newcastle United haven’t won in their last six league games, and they have lost four times during that run of form. That pattern of form has seen the Magpies drift closer to the relegation places, and they will make their trip to the Emirates with just a seven-point advantage over 18th placed Fulham. Newcastle needed to endure to embarrassment of being the first side beaten by Sheffield United this season in midweek, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat. Steve Bruce’s side will also be without Ryan Fraser for this fixture, as he was sent off on the stroke of half-time in that defeat.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Head To Head

Newcastle’s record against Arsenal is terrible. Since 2012, the Magpies have lost 14 of the 15 Premier League games that they have played against the Gunners. Newcastle’s only win during this period came in 2018, as they beat the Gunners 2-1 at St James’ Park.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Prediction

Arsenal’s league form has been sketchy to say the least this season, but they will expect to claim all three points against the Magpies this weekend. Newcastle struggle to score goals, and will play defensively to try and take a point. It will be a game of few chances, but the Gunners will claim the win.

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