Following opposing evenings in the EFL Cup, Newcastle United and Arsenal will make their Premier League comeback on Saturday night with a thrilling match at St. James’ Park. West Ham United defeated the Gunners 3-1 in the fourth round to end their knockout run, while the Magpies easily defeated holders Manchester United 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Newcastle United vs Arsenal
This weekend marks the return of the Premier League with a new set of games. On Saturday, Mikel Arteta’s formidable Arsenal team will play Newcastle United in a crucial match at St. James’ Park. With a strong start to the season, Arsenal is currently ranked second in the Premier League rankings.
A rotated Gunners outfit failed to fire on Wednesday night as an efficient Hammers progressed into the quarterfinals of the competition at Arsenal’s expense. On the contrary, Newcastle had a wonderful night in the Cup as they thumped Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.
The Gunners will need to put in a lot of effort to win this weekend after suffering a shocking 3-1 loss to West Ham United in their previous match.
On the other side, Newcastle United has been somewhat inconsistent in the competition this season and is now in sixth place in the league table. The Magpies will be optimistic going into this match after defeating Manchester United 3-0 in the EFL Cup this week.
Since the Gunners’ 2-0 victory at St. James’ Park last season, only Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have triumphed away from Newcastle. It was one of their best performances of the season. Even if Eddie Howe is now managing a minor injury issue, it’s still a very difficult place to visit. In an attempt to win a big game, Mikel Arteta, a Spaniard, will start his usual starting lineup again on Saturday after his bench players underwhelmed on Wednesday.
Under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has progressed admirably, although, in the last month, they have been a little erratic on a number of fronts. With such a strong team at their disposal, the Gunners will try to leave their imprint this weekend.
With Eddie Howe, Newcastle United has become more prominent and has been in great form in the Premier League. Right now, both sides are playing on equal footing.
Newcastle know a win will catapult them back into the top-four picture and continue a fine rune of form, whereas Arsenal will want at least a point to continue their title push.
Tip: Arsenal Double Chance / BTTS (YES)
Arsenal Double Chance – ❌
Both teams to score (Yes) – ❌
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