Arsenal vs Newcastle Analysis
16:30 Kick Off on 16th Feb
Arsenal vs Newcastle Match Details
Arsenal vs Newcastle kicks off at the Emirates Stadium at 16.30 on Sunday 16 February. The match is being shown live on Sky Sports.
Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of Arsenal was against Bournemouth on Boxing Day. The match ended 1-1 and that’s one of five draws in their last nine games in all competitions for the Gunners. Arsenal lost Arteta’s second game in charge against Chelsea but are unbeaten in seven games since, with three wins coming against Bournemouth (FA Cup), Leeds (FA Cup), and Manchester United.
Arteta has tried to tighten up Arsenal’s play since he took over and, though they’ve only kept three clean sheets, they’ve also only conceded two goals twice. They’ve also only failed to score once but have scored two goals only twice.
Arsenal’s home record under Arteta reads 1-2 Chelsea, 2-0 Manchester United, 1-0 Leeds, and 1-1 Sheffield United.
Though his defence-first style of play may not please the fans at St James’s Park, it’s fair to say Steve Bruce has done a better job than many people predicted at Newcastle this season.
Goals in the 94th and 95th minutes in a 2-2 draw at Everton highlights the Magpies have plenty of tenacity on occasion, and they also drew they’re previous away game at Wolves. They’ve also beaten Sheffield United, West Ham, and Tottenham on their travels this season.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Head-To-Heads
Arsenal and Newcastle have played each other 49 times in the Premier League, with Arsenal winning 29 times to Newcastle’s 10, whilst there have also been 10 draws.
Arsenal have won 18 of their 24 home games, with Newcastle claiming four away wins and two draws. Arsenal have also won four of the last five games between the two sides, winning 1-0 at home two seasons ago after which Newcastle won the reverse fixture 2-1. But Arsenal turned that around by winning 2-1 at St James’s Park last season and 2-0 at the Emirates. Arsenal also won 1-0 at St James’s Park earlier this season.