Wenger back at Arsenal? “I want him closer” says Arteta
Mikel Arteta’s side’s unbeaten run came to a chastening end against Liverpool last weekend, with the Gunners resoundingly thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield. However, they remain just three points off the top four, albeit with a significantly inferior goal difference than West Ham. Arteta has few injury concerns to worry about, with Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney both fully fit, and the squad have had plenty of time to prepare for the fixture without midweek football.
Newcastle’s preparations have been hampered by Eddie Howe’s self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, but the head coach was given clearance on Friday to take charge of Newcastle from the dugout for the first time. He will hope his presence can spark a turnaround, with the club bottom of the table and still without a win after twelve games of the season. Follow all the latest updates below.
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Battle of the managers
Mikel Arteta has won all 10 of his competitive games as an Arsenal player and manager against Newcastle.
Contrastingly, Eddie Howe lost all five Premier League away fixtures against Arsenal when he was Bournemouth manager.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:22
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Smith Rowe can emulate Wright
If he scores today, Emile Smith Rowe will become the first English player to score in three successive home league matches for Arsenal since Ian Wright in 1997.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:18
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Newcastle’s bad run
Newcastle are on their third-longest winless streak in the Premier League, after a run of 14 matches in 1999 and 13 between December 2007 and March 2008.
This is the first time in 66 years that Newcastle haven’t kept a clean sheet after their opening 12 top-flight fixtures in a season.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:15
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Arsenal’s home form
A fifth Premier League home defeat of 2021 would be the most in a calendar year since 1997 for Arsenal, when the Gunners lost six games at Highbury.
However, Mikel Arteta’s side are vying for a third consecutive Premier League home win having taken 13 out of a possible 15 points at home recently.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:12
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Arteta on Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette has been dropped to the bench for Arsenal today amid ongoing contract negotiations between the player and the club. Lacazette is free to talk to other clubs in January and could be on the verge of an exit at Arsenal with manager Mikel Arteta saying about the situation:
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:09
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Worrying signs for Newcastle
Newcastle are enduring their longest winless run from the beginning of a league season, 12 games with six draws and six defeats.
The only club to have gone this long without a victory from the start of a 38-game Premier League season and still avoid relegation is Derby County in 2000-01.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:05
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Arsenal looking to bounce-back
Arsenal’s 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions was ended last weekend with a heavy defeat at Liverpool but the Gunners have never lost a Premier League home fixture against the side starting the day bottom of the table, winning 15 times and drawing six.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 12:02
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Wilson close to a century
Newcastle’s Callum Wilson is one short of 100 career league goals. He scored 61 of them under Eddie Howe at Bournemouth.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 11:59
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Aubameyang’s form
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has beeen involved in nine goals in eight appearances against Newcastle which includes goals in his five most recent appearances against the Magpies.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 11:56
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Head-to-head
Arsenal have won 17 of the last 18 meetings between the two teams in all competitions. The exception was a 2-1 Premier League defeat at St James’ Park in April 2018.
Newcastle are currently on a 10-match losing streak away to Arsenal, nine of them coming in the league.
The Magpies have gone six competitive games without a goal in this fixture, while Arsenal have opened the scoring in 17 successive meetings.
Michael Jones27 November 2021 11:52