Arsenal vs Newcastle preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal must swiftly brush off Champions League disappointment
  • Newcastle are unbeaten in four heading into Saturday's game
  • Gunners in search of sixth-straight Premier League win

Arsenal are searching for their sixth successive Premier League win
Arsenal are searching for their sixth successive Premier League win / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Arsenal must brush off Champions League disappointment within the space of 72 hours as they take on Newcastle on Saturday night.

The Gunners produced a fairly controlled display in Porto on Wednesday night and would've been content with a 0-0 first leg draw. However, Galeno's superb strike at the death means Mikel Arteta's men have work to do in the return leg.

Arsenal's stale attacking display contrasted with their recent exuberance. The north Londoners have scored 21 in their previous five Premier League outings and they'll be out for revenge this weekend as the Magpies come to town. Newcastle controversially beat Arsenal in the reverse fixture back in November.

It's not been the 2023/24 campaign Eddie Howe would've hoped for, although Newcastle have been devastated by injuries this season. They're fighting for a European berth, but are currently well off the pace in terms of the top-four race. However, Howe's men do head into Saturday's bout unbeaten in their previous four league outings.


Arsenal vs Newcastle preview

Bukayo Saka
Arsenal are aiming to avenge their November defeat at St. James' Park / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Here's our preview of Saturday night's Premier League clash.


How to watch Arsenal vs Newcastle on TV

  • When is kick-off? Saturday 24 February
  • What time is kick-off? 20:00 (GMT)
  • Where is it played? Emirates Stadium
  • TV channel/live stream? discovery+, discovery+ App, TNT Sports Ultimate, TNT Sports 1 (UK) / Peacock (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Paul Tierney

Arsenal team news

Mohamed Elneny, Gabriel Martinelli, Fabio Vieira
Fabio Vieira was back in the matchday squad / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Fabio Vieira returned to the matchday squad in midweek, but the playmaker did not earn minutes off the bench. He'll be aiming to make his comeback to action on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta was without Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey, and Takehiro Tomiyasu again on Wednesday night. It remains to be seen whether any of these players will be named in the squad for Newcastle's visit.

The Gunners shouldn't have any fresh concerns from their defeat in Porto, with Jurrien Timber hoping to return next month.


Newcastle team news

The visitors could receive several injury boosts for this fixture. Joe Willock, who hasn't played since November, is poised to make his long-awaited comeback against his former club this weekend, while Alexander Isak is also set to be named in Howe's matchday squad.

The wrist injury sustained by Fabian Schar in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth last weekend won't keep him out of Saturday's clash.

Newcastle are, however, still without Nick Pope, Joelinton, Callum Wilson, and Elliott Anderson. Anthony Gordon will start up top if Isak can only make the bench.


Arsenal vs Newcastle predicted lineups

Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Newcastle: Dubravka; Tripper, Schar, Botman, Livramento; Guimaraes, Longstaff, Miley; Almiron, Gordon, Barnes.


Arsenal's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

21/02/24

FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal

Champions League

17/02/24

Burnley 0-5 Arsenal

Premier League

10/02/24

West Ham 0-6 Arsenal

Premier League

04/02/24

Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool

Premier League

30/01/24

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Arsenal

Premier League


Newcastle's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

17/02/24

Newcastle 2-2 Bournemouth

Premier League

10/02/24

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Newcastle

Premier League

03/02/24

Newcastle 4-4 Luton Town

Premier League

30/01/24

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

Premier League

27/01/24

Fulham 0-2 Newcastle

FA Cup


Arsenal vs Newcastle score prediction

Newcastle have frustrated Arsenal in two of their previous three outings, and they'll be hoping to do the same on Saturday night. The visitors, however, have proven to be porous defensively as of late and it's hard to imagine them shutting out the hosts in this one.

Arsenal were sterile on Wednesday but their recent Premier League form has been anythijng but. The Emirates faithful will be desperate for a response, although a cagey affair should be expected. The Magpies will employ a few dark arts in a bid to rile-up the hosts. It worked a treat for Porto.

The nervousness that undermined Wednesday's display shouldn't be so overbearing this weekend, but I wouldn't be surprised if Arsenal are forced to grind out all three points.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle


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