Emirates Stadium, London, England
Key Stat: Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five matches, keeping clean sheets in four of them.
Expert Verdict: Arsenal needed extra time to see off Newcastle in the FA Cup little more than a week ago, but the Gunners are still favourites for this one. Having resolved some of their defensive issues and built some momentum, they can add to Newcastle's struggles this season.
After some fiery words in his pre-match press conference, Steve Bruce will be keen to see a reaction from his Newcastle team as they travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on 11th-placed Arsenal in the Premier League. The Gunners’ own revival was halted by a goalless draw last time out and the two teams now meet on January 18, with kick-off at 20:00 local time.
Defenders:Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Rob Holding, Ainsley Maitland Niles
Defensive Midfielders:Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka
Attacking Midfielders:Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Defenders:DeAndre Yedlin, Jamal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett
Midfielders:Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick
Newcastle have only won one of their last 18 matches against Arsenal, and the Gunners have won the last five in a row. That includes the FA Cup third-round fixture at the start of this month, when Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted extra-time goals in a 2-0 home victory. Here are the results of the last five matches:
Jan 09, 2021: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United
Feb 16, 2020: Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle United
Aug 11, 2019: Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal
Apr 01, 2019: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United
Sep 15, 2018: Newcastle United 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal are favourites to beat Newcastle United at home, and can be backed at 4/9 with Bet365 and Betway to win.
The Gunners have kept four consecutive clean sheets, both in the league and in terms of this fixture, and you can bet against both teams to score at 31/40 with Betway.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored when these teams last met, and the Gabonese striker can be backed at 13/10 with 888sport to score at any time in this fixture too.
Arsenal are favourites to win at home to Newcastle United. They have found some good defensive form and can maintain that against an out-of-form Newcastle team.