Newcastle vs Arsenal: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results today
Arsenal are facing big pressure as they travel to battle Newcastle in the Premier League tonight.
After Tottenham scrapped to a 1-0 victory over Burnley yesterday to follow up their emphatic north London derby success, the Gunners need to win at St James’ Park to keep their Champions League fate in their own hands going into the final day of the season.
Despite their damaging 3-0 defeat against Tottenham on Thursday, Arsenal know two wins from their final two games will be enough to secure a top-four finish.
But it is unlikely to be an easy night on Tyneside against a Newcastle side vastly improved under Eddie Howe and playing their final home game of the season.
Newcastle hope to have Ryan Fraser back tonight but are without Federico Fernandez, Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis, Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey.
Rob Holding is suspended for Arsenal, who are facing a defensive crisis given question marks over Ben White and Gabriel’s availability.
Gabriel was forced off at Tottenham after what Mikel Arteta feared was a muscle injury, while White was named on the bench for the north London derby but did not feature as he recovers from a hamstring issue.
The first 15 minutes of this game will provide such a key insight as to which Arsenal side has turned up, but Newcastle will be fired up to cap a very decent second half of the campaign in their final home game.
Arsenal travel to Newcastle later this evening under a considerable amount of pressure in the battle for a top-four finish.
Thursday’s miserable loss away at north London rivals Tottenham means Mikel Arteta must rouse his troops for what looks a hugely difficult away game.
Any more slip-ups for Arsenal could prove fatal in their attempts to qualify for next season’s Champions League and Newcastle, despite two losses on the bounce, are a different proposition these days.
While Eddie Howe’s side fell to a rather meek 2-0 defeat at the Emirates in November, they have since risen up the table and their final home game of the season will be played in front of a carnival atmosphere.
Sunday could either pile on the pressure or set up Arsenal for another Champions League clinching match. While the players need to focus on their match against Newcastle on Monday, supporters around the world will have a keen interest in Tottenham’s home match against Burnley. It’s hard to expect a lot from Burnley or Norwich (Spurs’ road trip finale), but as we’ve seen so far the race for the top four has been full of heights and pitfalls for both sides.
Regardless of Sunday’s results, Arsenal will hope to recreate the fortune they found against Leeds United as the Gunners have a similar record against Newcastle recently. In the home leg back in November Arsenal won 2-0, which marked their 8th straight win over the Magpies. In fact, they are on an incredible of outscoring Newcastle 16-to-0 in the past six matches.
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Manchester United hero Gary Neville and Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson have predicted Arsenal to falter in their must-win Premier League clash against Newcastle United tonight.
The Gunners lost 3-0 to local rivals Tottenham Hotspur last Thursday before the Lillywhites clinched a 1-0 victory against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, meaning Mikel Arteta and Co are now two points behind their fellow north London side in the race for top-four. However, if Arteta's side can secure wins from their last two league fixtures, they will guarantee fourth and secure a spot in next season's UEFA Champions League - a competition they have failed to qualify for in each of the last five seasons.
Ahead of tonight's trip to St. James' Park, Reds legend Lawrenson has forecasted the Magpies to get a result that would leave Arsenal staying in fifth place going into the final day of the season. Arsenal endured a horrible night in Thursday's north London derby, but they cannot afford to dwell on what went wrong for them against Spurs", he told the BBC.
They are under pressure now, too. If Spurs beat Burnley on Sunday, and I think they will, then Arsenal will have to win at St James' Park or fourth place will be out of their hands on the final day of the season.
We know Tottenham have a record of messing up too, but they play bottom side Norwich on the final day and Arsenal obviously do not want to be relying on the Canaries to do them a favour. That might be the scenario the Gunners are facing, though.
Newcastle United welcome Arsenal to St James' Park next Monday is what will be the Magpies final game of the Premier League season.
Last time out, Eddie Howe's side fell 5-0 to a rampant Manchester City side, in a game that saw Pep Guardiola's side edge closer to retaining their Premier League title.
Arsenal are the visitors on Monday night and will potentially still be looking to wrap up a top four finish of their own. A win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday will secure them a spot in next seasons Champions League.
However, should they fail to beat Spurs in the North London derby, they will have everything to play for when they face the Magpies on Tyneside.
For those who don't have a ticket for Newcastle's final home game of the 2021/22 Premier League season, they can watch the match live on Sky Sports. Coverage of Monday Night Football will start at 7pm on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Arsenal will aim to remain in the driving seat for Champions League football when they travel to Newcastle United for their penultimate game of the Premier League season on Monday night.
The Magpies most recently went down 5-0 to Manchester City, while the Gunners were torn apart in a 3-0 North London derby defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night.
With the threat of an unthinkable relegation from the first tier now staved off, Newcastle are enjoying a slow cruise to the finish line and have seen manager Eddie Howe rewarded with a Manager of the Season nomination since the Magpies' revival in January.
While the lucrative takeover must also be taken into account, Howe has overseen a stellar period of progression at St James' Park, although their recent trip to the Etihad proved that they are not quite ready to go toe-to-toe with the big boys just yet.
Pep Guardiola's side are always a dangerous proposition to face in the wake of their European exits and hit the Magpies for five without reply last weekend, leaving Howe's side down in 14th in the rankings but safe in the knowledge that they will be a Premier League team next season.
A trip to a Burnley side still involved in the relegation dogfight does not represent the most comfortable of final-day fixtures, but Newcastle welcome Arsenal for their final home game of the campaign having won six of their last seven at St James' Park - only losing to Liverpool in that time.
In fact, only Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham, West Ham United and Chelsea have prevailed against Newcastle at St James' Park in the Premier League this term, and a confidence-hit Arsenal cannot expect to be welcomed to Tyneside with a friendly atmosphere awaiting them.
Claiming that he would be "suspended for six months" if he spoke on the referee's performance against Spurs summed up a day where everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Mikel Arteta, who witnessed his side capitulate in a humbling North London derby defeat.
Harry Kane's penalty and header propelled Spurs into a 2-0 first-half lead after the volatile Rob Holding was sent for an early bath, and Son Heung-min added a third for the rampant Lilywhites just after the restart during a party atmosphere in the capital.
Maximum spoils for Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would have confirmed their spot in the Champions League while dashing their opponents', but Spurs have now cut the gap to the fourth-placed Gunners to just one point and could rise above them with a draw against Burnley on Sunday.
Still forced to welcome a survival-chasing Everton to the Emirates, Arsenal have no time to dwell on their derby drubbing, but they have now gone eight games without a clean sheet and will be working with a severely depleted defence for the trip north. sdada sdsdada