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Arsenal vs Newcastle United: Team News, Possible Lineups & Score Prediction

Published: Updated: 10:57, 23 Feb 2024
Arsenal must swiftly recover from their recent Champions League setback

The Gunners showcased a fairly controlled performance against Porto on Wednesday night. They seemed content with a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the match. However, Galeno's exceptional strike towards the end of the game has put Mikel Arteta's men under pressure for the return leg.

Despite their recent attacking prowess in Premier League matches, Arsenal's offensive display was noticeably lackluster during this game. This contrasted sharply with their previous performances where they scored an impressive 21 goals in just five outings.

As they prepare to host Newcastle this weekend, Arsenal will undoubtedly be seeking revenge. In a controversial turn of events back in November, Newcastle managed to secure victory over Arsenal during their reverse fixture.

This upcoming match is not just about settling scores; it also holds significant implications for both teams' standings within the league.

The current season (2023/24) hasn't been particularly kind to Eddie Howe or his team at Newcastle United Football Club. Despite high hopes at its onset, injuries have plagued key players throughout the season which has significantly impacted their performance and standing within the league.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Team News

Arsenal midfield could see a significant boost this weekend with Thomas Partey potentially making his return. The Ghanaian midfielder has rejoined training after missing out on the midweek trip to Porto due to injury. His return could provide a much-needed lift for Arsenal as they prepare for their next match.

Arsenal possible starting lineup: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

However, it's not all good news for Arsenal fans. Gabriel Jesus remains a doubt due to ongoing health concerns. Additionally, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu are unlikely to be fit enough for participation in the upcoming contest.

On another front, Newcastle United might get some relief from their extensive injury list this weekend. Alexander Isak is hoping to make his return after being sidelined due to an injury. The Swedish striker's comeback could be a game-changer for Newcastle given his impressive performance before his injury.

Moreover, Joe Willock is also pushing hard for a spot in the squad this weekend after recovering from his recent health issues.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Gordon, Barnes

Newcastle defender Fabian Schar’s participation remains uncertain due to a wrist injury he sustained recently. His involvement hinges heavily on further assessment by medical professionals over whether he will be fit enough to play or not.

Unfortunately, several other first-team players remain sidelined with injuries including Callum Wilson, Joelinton, and Nick Pope which may affect team performance significantly if replacements don't step up adequately.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Prediction

In three of their last four Premier League matches against Newcastle United, Arsenal has struggled to penetrate the Magpies' defence. Despite being known for their attacking prowess, the Gunners have found it challenging to breach this robust backline. The jellied legs on Arsenal’s end seem to be doing no good whatsoever in rectifying Wednesday’s meek attacking performance.

This inability to score against Newcastle has been a significant concern for Arsenal fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike who have been closely monitoring these matches.

However, it is important to note that Eddie Howe's men are not as defensively strong as they once were. This shift in dynamics could potentially work in favour of Arsenal during their upcoming encounters with Newcastle.

The Magpies' defensive force seems to have dwindled over time which might give an opportunity for the Gunners’ attack line-up to shine through and score some much-needed goals.

Arsenal’s motivation seems high due largely because of what they perceive as an injustice during their loss against Newcastle back in November. This perceived injustice appears to be fuelling them on towards achieving a hard-earned triumph over Howe's men.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle United

Arsenal vs Newcastle United will be televised on TNT Sports 1, and TNT Sports Ultimate.

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