Arsenal prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Highbury on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Gunners have the slight edge, having won 35 of the 72 games compared to Newcastle's 21 wins.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was less than a year ago, in November 2002, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Sun 09 Feb||Newcastle||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Arsenal||1-0||Newcastle||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Mar||Arsenal||3 - 0||Newcastle||FAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Mar||Newcastle||1 - 1||Arsenal||FAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Mar||Newcastle||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2001/2002||Tue 18 Dec||Arsenal||1 - 3||Newcastle||PREM|
|2000/2001||Tue 15 May||Newcastle||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.
Newcastle have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Magpies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.
Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 14 points from the 6 games played. Newcastle are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 3 points from their 5 games thus far.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win
|Arsenal||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Newcastle||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.