Arsenal face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening, 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 76 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Tue 25 Sep||Arsenal||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Mon 09 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gunners, and 4 goals against.
Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 18 points from their 14 games played so far, Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 36 points from the 14 games played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Newcastle Utd., believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Newcastle Utd.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Arsenal||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.