Arsenal got a reality check on matchday 12 of the Premier League season versus Liverpool. The Gunners went into matchday 12 unbeaten in 10 straight games in all competitions. Yet, on matchday 12, Liverpool thumped Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield, showing Arsenal fans that they are a long way away from competing for the Premier League title.

On Saturday at lunchtime, the Gunners will welcome Newcastle United to the Emirates. The Magpies have drawn back-to-back league matches ahead of Saturday’s match. New manager Eddie Howe missed Newcastle United’s 3-3 draw with Brentford last weekend following a positive coronavirus test. Howe is likely to be at the Emirates on Saturday to oversee his first match in person as Newcastle United manager.

Newcastle United are still winless in 13 straight matches this season in all competitions. Howe’s Magpies are five points away from relegation safety ahead of matchday 12. Leeds United are the team Newcastle United are chasing. Any points at the Emirates will suit the Magpies in the race for survival.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Betting Odds

 

Arsenal are unbeaten in seven straight games against Newcastle United in all competitions. The Gunners have kept six straight clean sheets against Newcastle with five of those fixtures ending in wins to nil. Newcastle United have not won at the Emirates since 2010-11. Their last 10 matches at the Emirates all ended without a win.

Bookies’ best betting odds for Arsenal to win at full-time are at 13/25. Arsenal took 11 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. They scored eight goals while conceding seven to opponents. Four of those goals were conceded to Liverpool last weekend at Anfield. The Gunners have been good at the Emirates this season taking 13 points from 18 on offer.

Newcastle United took three points from the last 18 on offer in the league. They were outscored by their last six opponents 13-8. Newcastle United’s best betting odds to win at full-time on Saturday are at 6/1.

The Magpies have taken a mere three points from 18 on offer in the Premier League away from St. James’ Park this season. They have scored just five times on the road while 11 goals have been conceded. Newcastle United have conceded the Premier League’s joint-most goals this season with 27.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Team News

Arteta goes into matchday 12 with three players on the Arsenal injury list. Midfielder Granit Xhaka is ruled out with a knee injury. Folarin Balogun is nearing a return to full fitness. He will undergo a fitness test ahead of the game and is likely to make the squad. Full-back Sead Kolasinac is ruled out of the game due to an ankle issue.

It was reported on Wednesday that Arsenal are ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette a new contract. He is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave for free.

Just two players are on the Newcastle United injury list going into matchday 13. Paul Dummett is ruled out of the game with calf issue. Fabian Schar has a hamstring injury and is likely to miss the fixture.

Since the takeover of Newcastle United by FIP, countless big-name players have been linked with a transfer to the club. Despite the names being bandied about and the money available to Howe, the club will have difficulty luring players to St. James’ Park in January due to the current relegation battle. Newcastle United will need to retain their Premier League status before they can lure the calibre of player they seek to the club.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United H2H

Arsenal are unbeaten in seven straight games against Newcastle United in all competitions. The Gunners have kept six straight clean sheets against Newcastle with five of those fixtures ending in wins to nil. Newcastle United have not won at the Emirates since 2010-11. Their last 10 matches at the Emirates all ended without a win.

Arsenal have won to nil the last three games at the Emirates against Newcastle United. The Gunners claimed 3-0, 4-0, and 2-0 wins in the teams’ last three games at the Emirates in the Premier League.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Predictions

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score first @ 16/5 - BET NOW

 

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang leads Arsenal in goals with four this season. Despite Arsenal going 10-games unbeaten at one point, they weren’t scoring a lot of goals. Our betting tips prediction is for Aubameyang to score first versus Newcastle. Aubameyang has scored five goals in seven matches against the Magpies ahead of matchday 13.

Arsenal to win to nil @ 17/10 - BET NOW

 

Arsenal have kept six clean sheets in a row against Newcastle United. Their last two matches in all competitions finished as wins to nil. Arsenal have kept eight clean sheets this season and won to nil seven times. Our betting tips prediction is for Arsenal to win to nil as Newcastle United’s problems continue. Newcastle United have scored just 15 times this season.

Goal scored in both halves @ 11/20 - BET NOW

 

Arsenal may have lost to Liverpool 2-0 last weekend, but the Gunners are not at the level of the top three teams in England. However, they are more than capable of winning at home once more against a poor Newcastle United team. The Gunners are certainly good enough to win against the teams in the lower half of the table. Which they should do on Saturday at home versus Newcastle.

Eight of Arsenal’s 15 matches this season finished with goals scored in both halves. Our betting tips prediction is for goals to be scored in both halves at the Emirates as Arsenal claim another win versus the Magpies.

Newcastle United are at the bottom of the Premier League table with a mere six points. They could be as far be as many as eight points behind 17th-place at the end of the weekend. Although Newcastle United are unbeaten in back-to-back games, those draws came against ninth-place or lower teams.