Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will look to make a quick return to winning ways on Saturday when they host Eddie Howe’s Newcastle, who themselves are yet to pick up three points this season
The Gunners had their remarkable 10-game unbeaten run put to a stop last Saturday by Liverpool in a 4-0 thrashing at Anfield but they will be keen to rediscover that form with all three points against a winless Newcastle.
The Magpies have no wins, six draws and six defeats from their first 12 games and despite the excitement of their £300 million takeover back in October, things have still been bleak on the pitch.
Eddie Howe was an impressive appointment as manager and he’ll be looking to make an impact in his first game in charge on Saturday – after missing the 3-3 draw with Brentford due to Covid-19.
Both sides have just a couple of injury concerns to contend with, so it can be assumed that there won’t be too many changes to the starting lineups from last time out.
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When is Arsenal vs Newcastle?
Arsenal vs Newcastle will kick off at 12:30pm on Saturday, November 27 at the Emirates Stadium.
The last meeting between the two sides was back in May when a goal either side of half-time for the Gunners was enough to see them leave St James Park with all three points.
Mohamed Elneny had put the visitors ahead with his first Premier League goal after just five minutes, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped things up on 66 minutes to make it five away games unbeaten for Mikel Arteta’s side.
How to watch
The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, while there will also be a live stream service online via the BT Sport app.
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With a near full strength squad to choose from, it can be expected that, despite the heavy defeat to Liverpool, Mikel Arteta will opt to go with the same starting XI against Newcastle on Saturday.
The Gunners will remain without the long-term injured duo of Granit Xhaka (knee) and Sead Kolasinac (ankle) but these are the only injury concerns for now.
Thomas Partey made his return from injury against Liverpool and will be expected to keep his place, while Arteta will most likely stick with the strike partnership of Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang in the hope of scoring a few past Newcastle’s leaky defence.
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As for the Magpies, they have just one player still out through injury, as Paul Dummett continues to recover from a calf injury sustained in pre-season.
Otherwise, Eddie Howe once again has a full squad to choose from as he aims to build on the 3-3 draw with Brentford on Saturday and looks to secure the club’s first win of the Premier League season.
Ryan Fraser returned to the bench on Saturday after recovering from his injury, so he could make a push for a starting spot, while Howe may opt to switch from a three at the back to a four to shut out Arsenal’s attack.