Arsenal vs Newcastle United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle
Arsenal are on a poor run of form, but their overall record at the Emirates this season remains one of the best in the Premier League.
Newcastle are hovering dangerously above the relegation zone and will be ripe for Arsenal’s picking.
Arsenal vs Newcastle football betting tips
Arsenal are strong favourites to win this match at 2/7.
A surprise Newcastle win is rated at 11/1.
Alexandre Lacazette, who will surely be restored to the Arsenal side, is 3/1 to score first.
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Arsenal vs Newcastle: Premier League preview
Arsenal host Newcastle United at the Emirates on Saturday.
The Gunners are on a run of three Premier League games without a win, following defeat to Manchester United and draws against Southampton and West Ham.
Wednesday night’s stalemate at the London Stadium saw Arsene Wenger’s side drop to 7th in the table.
Despite that, the Gunners have one of the best home records in the league, winning 7 of their 8 matches at the Emirates.
Newcastle are on an even worse run of form, without a win in any of their last eight games.
Rafa Benitez’s side lost 1-0 to Everton on Wednesday night, finishing the match with 10 men.
The two sides have played out some incredible matches in recent years.
In 2012, Theo Walcott scored a match-winning hat-trick in a 7-3 thriller at the Emirates.
Just one year earlier, Newcastle pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Premier League history, coming back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 at St James’ Park.
Arsenal team news vs Newcastle
Wenger fielded a back four in the Premier League for the first time this season and could do so again following Wednesday’s clean sheet.
Saed Kolasinac was rested and is set to come back in for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Olivier Giroud could lose his place up front to Alexandre Lacazette, but Jack Wilshere is likely to start again in midfield.
Aaron Ramsey remains sidelined but Shkodran Mustafi is available again following a thigh injury.
Mathieu Debuchy is available to face his former club but is unlikely to do so. Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.
Newcastle team news vs Arsenal
Jonjo Shelvey will serve the first of a two-match ban after picking up his second red card of the season on Wednesday.
Paul Dummett could come back into contention, while Isaac Hayden is set to face his former club.
Arsenal predicted line-up vs Newcastle
Newcastle predicted line-up vs Arsenal
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing (Thursday, December 14, 2017, 23:00 UK) and are subject to change.