Newcastle vs Arsenal
KICK OFF: Saturday 15th Sept 2018 | 16:00 CET
Premier League wk5 | ST. JAMES’ PARK
Can Arsenal be trusted to notch up a Win against Newcastle?
Newcastle are yet to find a win this season, but the Magpies should be the ones smiling by the end of the tie against Arsenal. Newcastle won this home fixture last season, and Arsenal are arguably no stronger this term.
Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle put in an improved performance against Manchester City in which they were unfortunate to lose. They should be hard to break down if they stay solid at the back. Newcastle will likely take the game to Arsenal given that Emery’s men do not control the game as they once did. They are more than capable of exploiting Arsenal’s defensive frailties with enough pressure.
Arsenal fought hard to claim a 3 - 2 win at Cardiff, but they were lucky to come away with all three points. The Gunner’s strategy to play from the back isn’t reliable yet, and defensive mistakes will be punished. With that being said, Arsenal can still count on their prolific attackers Aubameyang and Lacazette to provide an attacking threat.
Back Newcastle to record the first win of the season given the way Arsenal succumb to on-field pressure.
Key Match Facts
- Newcastle has scored in all their last three games despite losing all.
- Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.