It may have only been nine days since the two sides met in their FA Cup encounter, but Arsenal and Newcastle United will lock horns again at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.
Both teams will be desperate to pick up points and climb from their current positions in the Premier League table.
The Gunners were held in their last game to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Thursday and looked far from the side that saw Mikel Arteta’s side that had started to pick up wins once again.
Newcastle, though, could be the perfect opponents for the Gunners to get back to winning ways as the Magpies have not won a game in their last eight in all competitions; six in the Premier League. Bettors can look to get involved in the betting action when they visit apuestas24.mx for the best odds possible.
With Steve Bruce’s side out of form and being dragged into a relegation battle, Arteta’s team will need to be at their best and a lot better than they were against the Eagles, however it would not be a surprise if they were too strong for the Magpies on Monday night.
A three-game winning streak has managed to turn things around for the Gunners this season, as they started their 2020/21 campaign in poor fashion despite the expectations that were being had at the Emirates Stadium.
Arteta did change things in regards to the players he has used, with a number of youngsters being given their chance in the first-team. Many of them have taken their chances and have helped pull Arsenal away from the relegation zone.
They are currently on a five-game unbeaten run now, but they will have been disappointed with thier goalless draw against Crystal Palace.
However, Newcastle have not won a match since December 12, when they defeated West Bromwich Albion at home, therefore there will be concern amongst the Magpies’ camp.
Although they forced the FA Cup match to go to extra time, it would not be a surprise to see the north London outfit come out victorious again.
The game was the fifth time in a row that Newcastle have drawn blank at the Emirates, though, and they have only scored twice in their last seven matches.
Arsenal, though, have been slow starters throughout this season when playing at the Emirates Stadium and it would not be a surprise to see the visitors look to expolit that by frustrating them as much as possible in the opening stages of the fixture.
In their last nine matches at the Emirates, the Gunners have only led once at half-time; their win against Chelsea in December.
If the recent FA Cup clash is anything to go by then Newcastle are likely to sit back in the hope of soaking up pressure and hitting on the counter.