The Gunners are looking for the sixth consecutive game without a loss, and for the fifth in a row without conceding when they host the Magpies on Monday. Check out our Arsenal vs Newcastle United Preview.
Arsenal Recent Form & Team News
Despite ending the last Premier League matchday just outside the top half, Arsenal – who drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace on Thursday – have now failed to score in as many PL games this season (seven) as they did throughout 2019/20. Even so, the Gunners have now kept four straight competitive clean sheets for the first time since October 2016.
The defensive effort against Palace was Arsenal’s first home league clean sheet of 2020/21, but the Gunners shut Newcastle United out for 120 minutes during their FA Cup win here earlier this month. More of the same is certainly possible, as Arsenal have won the last nine competitive H2Hs at home, the last five of which came with a clean sheet.
Player to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored for Arsenal in each of the last three competitive H2Hs, with each goal therein coming after the 50th minute.
Mikel Arteta will be without Pablo Mari (calf) and Sokratis, while Kieran Tierney (muscle) is questionable.
Newcastle United Recent Form & Team News
Newcastle suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat midweek to the Premier League’s bottom side Sheffield United, thus extending their winless run to eight competitive matches (D2, L6). Entering this game just a handful of places above the relegation zone, they must improve on a return of just two goals in five PL games if they are to avoid getting sucked into a fight for survival.
The visitors’ PL away matches have witnessed plenty of late action, even if Newcastle themselves struggle for goals. A 73.33% majority (11) out of 15 second-half goals in such games have come after the 70th minute, and the Magpies are still yet to lead a PL away game at the break this term (HT: D5, L3).
Player to watch: Jeff Hendrick, who netted the opener in Newcastle’s last goalscoring away league game, has registered four of his last seven PL strikes against London clubs.
Hot stat: Under-pressure Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has lost more matches against Arsenal than any other club he’s faced as a manager (W2, D6, L22).
Steve Bruce cannot count on Ryan Fraser (suspension), while Federico Fernandez (muscle) and Jamal Lewis (knee) are questionable to face Arsenal.
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