Arsenal vs Newcastle: News, preview and prediction

The Gunners will entertain the on form Magpies in a late EPL kick off at the Emirates. Newcastle are on a good run and currently are level with Arsenal on points. However, recent history favors Arsenal as they have lost one of the last 14 encounters with Newcastle. They have won all the last five encounters with Newcastle.

Both teams face crucial absenteeism ahead of the tie. Arsenal face massive defensive injury crisis. With Monreal and Kolscieny ruled out and Chambers suspended, Arsene Wenger will have to deploy a makeshift defense. Ramsey has also been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Newcastle also have a fair share of absentees. Notably, Sissoko and Steven Taylor will miss with suspensions. Coloccini also remains a big doubt for the encounter.

Prediction: The Gunners have displayed mix performances in recent weeks making prediction a nightmare. However, my intuition tells me Arsenal will edge past the Magpies.

Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle United

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