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Premier League Preview: Arsenal Vs Newcastle United

Newcastle United will travel to the Emirates Stadium to face title challengers Arsenal on Saturday night in the Premier League.

The Magpies will be hunting for their second-ever win at the Emirates with their first win coming 11 years ago when Chris Hughton led them to a famous victory.

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The Gunners will be aiming to extend their five-game winning streak in the league to keep their title push alive as they look to win the league for the first time since 2003/04, whereas Newcastle will be trying to make it five games unbeaten as they aim for the European places.

Newcastle may be confident as Arsenal suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Arsenal have been in fine goal-scoring form hitting 21 goals in their last five games. In contrast, Newcastle have had defensive worries conceding 12 goals in their last five games.

However, Arsenal have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games against Newcastle as many as they had in their last 27 against them.

Newcastle have failed to score at the Emirates for almost a decade with the last goal coming in December 2014 from Ayoze Perez with Magpies failing to convert any of their 63 attempts at the Emirates since.

Last time out Newcastle beat Arsenal 1-0 at `St James’ Park thanks to an Anthony Gordon goal which gave the Gunners their first defeat of the season.

2T5D9F6 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. 4th Nov, 2023. Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United scoring his sides opening goal during the Premier League match at St. James’ Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Picture credit should read: Nigel Roddis/Sportimage Credit: Sportimage Ltd/Alamy Live News

A player Newcastle may need to keep an eye on is Bukayo Saka the winger has been in fine form this season with 19 goal involvements (12 Goals and 7 assists) in the league, scoring six of those in his last four.

However, Arsenal will need to find a way to deal with the electric Anthony Gordon who plays on the wing and has 13 goals involvements this season with eight goals and five assists.

The team news for Arsenal is that Fabio Vieria will feature after returning in midweek after three months out. Thomas Partey meanwhile is backing in training.

Arsenal may be without Gabriel Jesus (knee), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knock) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) who were all missing during Arsenal’s trip to Portugal making them unlikely for a comeback considering the quick turnaround.

The team news for Newcastle is that the Magpies will be without Callum Wilson for 12 weeks who has a pectoral problem.

Newcastle may have a recognised number nine for the game with Alexander Isak close to a return which will bolster the frontline and Joe Willock may also make his comeback from a calf problem against his former club.

Newcastle will still be without Sandro Tonali (suspended), Nick Pope (shoulder) Matt Targett(thigh), Joelinton(thigh) and Elliot Anderson (back).