Newcastle United vs Arsenal Prediction, Stats & Tips

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Newcastle vs Arsenal Prediction

For our Newcastle vs Arsenal prediction, we’re opting for a 1-1 draw in this Premier League encounter.

Arsenal will aim to remain in the driving seat for Champions League football when they travel to Newcastle United for their penultimate game of the Premier League season on Monday night.
The Magpies most recently went down 5-0 to Manchester City, while the Gunners were torn apart in a 3-0 North London derby defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night.

Arsenal's hopes of securing a top-four finish were hit by a 3-0 defeat to North London rivals Tottenham on Thursday. They still sit a point ahead in the Premier League table but they know that any slip up now can be capitalised on.

That said, at the time of writing, they could well know that a win secures Champions League football again. Given the differences in kick-off times, Arsenal have the advantage with an extra day rest.
Newcastle's season is done with very little to play for. That will be more than welcome given their potential relegation under Steve Bruce - a top-half finish remains a possibility.

This is the ultimately test of Arsenal’s capabilities. Gain three points in the St. James’ Park cauldron and they it will send out a huge message regarding the toughness and quality of this young squad both from a footballing and mental perspective. However, a Newcastle side with nothing to lose and a celebratory home crowd behind them on a Monday night make for a formidable opponent.

Despite this, the Gunners will likely not be able to afford sitting back on a draw assuming Tottenham defeat Burnley the day before and as such will have to sacrifice some defensive stability whilst going forward. It’s incredibly difficult to call which way this match will go with all three outcomes very much on the table.

Therefore, the smart play is to instead back both teams to score in what should prove a gripping encounter.
Bukayo Saka is the top scorer in the league for Arsenal this season with 11 goals and we're backing the England international to score at St James's Park on Monday night.

The 20 year old has gone from strength to strength this season and is now an integral part of the Gunners' starting eleven. With three goals in his last nine appearances in the Premier League, the midfielder is always a goal threat from open play and takes penalties.

For our Arsenal vs Newcastle prediction, we’re opting for Bukayo Saka to score for the Gunners.

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Newcastle Team News

Even this late into the season, the good news keeps on coming for Newcastle, who had both Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson on the bench against Man City, while Ryan Fraser is back in training and could also make the squad this week.

Jonjo Shelvey, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis and former Arsenal duo Isaac Hayden and Joe Willock remain on the sidelines, and Howe must decide whether Trippier and Wilson are at a suitable level of fitness to feature from the first whistle yet.

Arsenal Team News

While Newcastle's treatment room is emptying, Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes was withdrawn with a muscular problem against Tottenham, and his participation is currently up in the air.

Arteta will already be without Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey - as well as the suspended Holding - so Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White should form the centre-back pairing here, assuming the latter is fit enough.

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