How fit is Arsenal?
For Arsenal, the sentence “form is temporary, class is permanent” applies in full force. Well, yes, the class has it and it stays. But the results come from the form. Surprising is the incredibly great patience of the club’s management towards Mikel Arteta.
And on the condition that until 4 rounds ago Arsenal were frankly fighters for survival. Now with 10 out of 12 possible points, the Gunners are in shape. Judging only by the statistics of the points collected.
But this is naturally a wrong and incorrect approach to determining the form of a team. Chelsea were defeated only because they are in a bigger crisis than them. And victories over UBA and Brighton cannot be an achievement.
The draw with Crystal Palace showed the truth. As well as the complete helplessness of Arsenal to create situations. The crisis of this team continues in full force. And I’m glad the bookmaker hasn’t noticed yet. As a positive fact for the Gunners, I would consider only the 3 consecutive dry nets. As well as the great desire to perform 3 of their young players, unlike their teammates.
Defender Kieran Tierney is back in action.
Newcastle is certainly in crisis!
Newcastle is also in crisis, of course. And heavier because it is more than obvious. That is, here both the results and the game confirm it. Steve Bruce’s team is already 8 games without a win. And 5 of them are defeats. Their last loss to Sheffield United was a real accident with an early red card and a goal from a penalty. Apparently, the nerves of the Newcastle players can no longer stand. And that never leads to good results. Midfielder Ryan Fraser has been penalized for this match.
Prediction for Arsenal – Newcastle
The direct matches from the past between these two teams are entirely in Arsenal’s favour. And their last victory over Newcastle with 2-0, but after extra time, was very soon in a match for the FA Cup. Here one team meets in a “hidden” and another in an “obvious” crisis.
In such a match, regardless of any statistical advantages in favour of the Gunners, anything can happen. In addition, Steve Bruce is under a lot of pressure. And this match determines his fate with the Magpies.
Newcastle’s coach is definitely the more experienced and the most talented of the two managers. For the “class” of Mikel Arteta I will remind you only of his cult game strategy. A lot of centering had to be done and so somehow a goal would fall. Victory for Newcastle is my prediction.
Top facts and statistics for the match
Arsenal have won just 1 of their last 6 home games: 1-3-2.
Arsenal is in a series of 4 clean nets .
Arsenal have won their last 8 home games against Newcastle in the Premier League.
Newcastle have not won in their last 8 games: 0-3-5.
Newcastle is without a win in 5 away games, losing 4.
He has under 2.5 goals in 5 of Newcastle’s last six games and 3 of Arsenal’s 4.
Arsenal’s last 5 games:
Last 5 Newcastle games:
Last 5 direct meetings:
|Arsenal – Newcastle||Premier League. Mon, 22:00|
|Forecast:||1. Arsenal to win