Arsenal are set to take on Newcastle United on Saturday, 16th December 2017 at Emirates as they enter a very busy festive period where games come thick and fast. Arsenal are not coping well with fixture congestion in December having not won any of the last three league games. Newcastle United on the other hand are worryingly bad at the moment and it will be a massive if they can get any sort of positive result. The match will be a traditional saturday 3pm kickoff which means no coverage in the UK. However if you missed the live action, you can always tune in here for full match highlights.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Preview & Team News: Arsenal go into Newcastle United game 7th on the table with just 30 points on the table and although they are just 1 point behind fourth place Liverpool side, this margin will continue to grow if they keep dropping points like they have done so far in December. Historically, Arsenal have rarely coped well with festive period and they play two important games against Liverpool and Chelsea in next 15 days. So the games like this one against Newcastle are must win.
On the other hand we have Newcastle United who are just 1 point ahead of relegation zone and pressure is mounting on the squad and owner Mike Ashley who is in talks to sell the club. Something is need to be changed at this wonderful club if they were to survive the drop this season.
Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle United – 02 January 2016
[ Premier League 2015-16 Season]
72′ 1 – 0 Laurent Koscielny
Arsenal will be without Welbeck, Wilshere who are are closer to be back in contention. Arsene Wenger might continue with the central defense pairing of Gabrial Paulista and Laurent Koscielniy while Joel Cambpell and Nacho Monreal might also be drafted in the starting lineup.
Match Predictions: Mesut Ozil is in form of his life at the moment and with him Arsenal looks like scoring every time he has the ball in dangerous position. I think playing at home against a dodgy defense he will be the key for Arsenal and I expect him to add couple of more assists into his already impressive season. I am going with a 3-1 win for Arsenal on saturday.