Newcastle v Arsenal

Sunday, Apr 15 – 13:30

Newcastle United beat Leicester City 2-1 in their last league match, and have now lost just one of their last eight games in all competitions. Captan Jamaal Lascelles was once again the stand out performer for the Magpies, making an impressive 11 clearances over the 90 minutes. The 24-year-old will have to be at the top of his game tomorrow to contain an Arsenal side that have scored 16 goals over their last five fixtures. Newcastle currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, taking 38 points from their 32 matches this season.

Arsenal claimed a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Southampton last weekend, thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck. The forward line of Welbeck, Aubameyang, and Lacazette have all chipped in with important goals for the Gunners over the last few weeks, so it will be interesting to see which of the strikers gets the nod from Arsene Wenger tomorrow. Arsenal head into the match 6th on the leaderboard, three points adrift of 5th placed Chelsea.

Let’s take a look at the stats:

  • Newcastle have lost each of their last 10 matches against Arsenal in the Premier League – last escaping defeat in a 0-0 draw back in August 2011.
  • In fact, Arsenal’s run of 10 successive wins against Newcastle is their third longest streak in top-flight history (11 v Man City, 11 v Middlesbrough).
  • The last time that the Magpies won a home match against Arsenal was back in December 2005 (D4 L5).
  • Nine of Arsenal’s 26 victories over Newcastle in the Premier League have been by a 1-0 scoreline – including each of the last three.
  • Newcastle have earned an average of 1.73 points-per-game in 2018. In 2017 they collected just 0.9 points-per-game.
  • Just 24% of Arsenal’s overall points this season have been collected in away matches (13/54) – a lower average than any other club in the competition.
  • The Gunners have lost each of their last four games on the road in the Premier League – last losing five in a row back in 1984.
  • The last time that Newcastle won four consecutive matches in the Premier League was in the 2014/15 season under Alan Pardew.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found the back of the net in each of his last four matches for Arsenal in the Premier League.

Newcastle are performing well at the moment, but their record against Arsenal is far from flattering. The Gunners managed to scrape a 1-0 win against the Magpies in the reverse fixture back in December. They’ve played some fantastic football recently, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has upped their firepower significantly. There really isn’t much more to say about this one. Arsenal win.

Photos: Getty

Stats: Opta