Arsenal face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 18 of the 75 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, the Magpies 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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 18 Nov||Arsenal||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 14 Aug||Arsenal||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 23 Jan||Arsenal||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 29 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 11 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Fri 26 Sep||Arsenal||3 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 5 conceded.
Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Gunners have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Newcastle Utd.'s 40 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 55 points from their 31 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Gunners, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Newcastle Utd.||Not drawn a match in their last 5 .|
|Arsenal||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.