Premier League In Focus – Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview

When? Saturday 16th December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Emirates Stadium

What channel is it on? Arsenal vs Newcastle will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Arsenal - https://www.ticketbis.net/arsenal-v-newcastle-tickets/ev330650

Newcastle – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Arsenal W5
Premier League meetings: Arsenal W25, Newcastle W9, D10
All-time meetings: Arsenal W78, Newcastle W66, D34

ARSENAL

Predicted line-up: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Kolasinac; Sanchez, Ozil; Lacazette

Unavailable: Cazorla (Injured), Ramsey (Injured)

Doubtful: Mustafi (Injured)

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Manquillo; Ritchie, Merino, Hayden, Atsu; Joselu, Gayle

Unavailable: Colback (Injured), Haidara (Injured), Shelvey (Suspended)

Doubtful: Dummett (Injured)

PREDICTION
It's desperate times for Newcastle as they cannot muster a win from anywhere. They were somewhat unlucky against Everton as they hit the post twice in midweek, but they face a frustrated Arsenal team who are rampant at home. Another defeat is on the cards for the Toon Army.

MEMORABLE MEETING
December 2012 would have been a Christmas period to forget for any Newcastle fans that made the long trip down to the Emirates to support their team. In one of the highest goalscoring games in Premier League history, Arsenal would win by a scoreline of seven goals to three and give their own fans plenty to celebrate.