Newcastle United vs Arsenal. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more￼
Only two matchdays remain to be played in this 2021/2022 English Premier League season. Newcastle and Arsenal will face each other on Monday night. The intrigue at the top and bottom of the table will be maintained right up to the last round: the visitors sit in fifth place in the table, two points behind Tottenham, which has already played this round (1-0 against Burnley). The Magpies have achieved their main goal for the season – they will definitely stay in the EPL, but do they have the ambition to give Arsenal one last bloodbath to say to the world ‘Yes, we’ll be a serious threat to teams of this calibre next season’? Will the hosts manage to cause problems to the Red-and-Whites on their way to the coveted Champions League?
Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
Newcastle United News & Current Form:
After the appointment of Eddie Howe as head coach and reinforcements in the winter transfer window, Newcastle have improved significantly. The team have managed to escape from the relegation zone and now sit 14th in the Premier League table. They managed to climb so high thanks to victories over the mid-tier and relegated sides.
With strong opponents, the Magpies have regularly experienced difficulties. For example, they suffered three defeats in a row: defeats to Chelsea (0-1), Everton (0-1) and Tottenham (1-5) in the games of the 29th, rescheduled 20th and 31st rounds of the EPL respectively. The last two matches in the Premier League have also resulted in disappointments. They lost to Liverpool (0-1) and were thrashed by Manchester City (0-5).
In this season, the club from the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne are rarely productive in such encounters against top-6, as they have to play second best and take advantage of the counterattacking playstyle. Prior to Eddie Howe’s arrival, the Magpies relied solely on this strategy. As we recall, it did them no good.
Once at the helm, the coach balanced the game of his charges by introducing elements of positional football. However, for the time being, this is not enough to deal with upper-table opponents. Perhaps next season, the coach will be able to find a solution to this problem. For now, Newcastle are looking forward to the summer transfer window and are not a dangerous opponent for Arsenal.
Arsenal News & Current Form:
Mikel Arteta’s side have suffered only one defeat in the last five rounds of the Premiership, to Tottenham (0-3). The rest of the encounters were victorious. First, they beat Chelsea (4-2), then Manchester United (3-1) and West Ham (2-1) and, finally, Leeds (2-1).
Against Spurs, there was a chance to get a good result and end the 4th-spot race, but it was match referee and Rob Holding who let everything slip for them. The player was red carded in the 33rd minute. Having been left in the minority, Arsenal continued to attack and looked good. However, the numerical advantage and the quality of the opponents’ attacking line made their presence felt – the Gunners were unable to net and the defeat proved to be really frustrating, the arch-rivals snatched the golden chance.
By contrast, previous meetings saw the Londoners perform stunningly, delighting their supporters with beautiful victories. Special praise should be given to the attacking line, which mostly consists of very young players. Despite their age, they have become leaders of the team. Young lads are dragging the side to the glory, scoring a lot and regularly – Eddie Nketiah is a clear example. No one really counted on him – but when given the chance, he took it.
Credit must also go to Aaron Ramsdale. The talented goalkeeper has saved the team on numerous occasions this season, as well as adding a lot of confidence to the squad with his outstanding performance and leadership multiplied by charisma. The goalkeeper has taken part in 32 games, conceding 35 goals. In that period, he made as many as 72 saves. 12 clean sheets is the fifth highest mark in the league.
Looking back on the course of the season, Mikel Arteta has clearly earned his way into the next Champions League campaign. The Spaniard has fostered excellent youngsters who are in desperate need of a result in the remaining two rounds of the EPL.
Newcastle United season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-L-L
Arsenal season form guide (all competitions): L-W-W-W-W-L
Newcastle United vs Arsenal Head-To-Head Record:
Last year, the teams met as many as four times. Arsenal claimed three victories with a total score of 7-0, and the Gunners achieved another triumph in extra time – 2-0 in the FA Cup 1/32 final. It is worth noting that Newcastle have gone seven games in a row with nil on the scoreboard.
Newcastle United vs Arsenal Predicted XI:
Newcastle United possible starting lineup: Dubravka; Trippier, Lascelles, Burn, Targett; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Arsenal possible starting lineup: Ramsdale; Cedric, Tomiyasu, White, Tavares; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Nketiah
Statistical preview of the match Newcastle United vs Arsenal:
- In Arsenal’s last five games in the Premier League, there were seen at least 2 goals scored.
- Arsenal have a perfect statistics of meetings with Newcastle United: the winning streak in all competitions now stands at eight games, while the Gunners have won 18 of their last 19 encounters.
- Newcastle United are winless at home in 19 of the last 20 meetings between these teams in the Premier League.
- Arsenal have scored more than 1.5 goals in 7 of the last 8 away face-offs between these teams.
- Newcastle United are unbeaten at home in 7 of their last 8 EPL matches.
What has been said before the match:
“Well, you can see what Eddie and the coaching staff have done. Straight away they tried to modify the way they were playing, they have changed formation a few times, but after that they’ve been quite consistent and they have turned the place around I think in a really good way, and so merit to them.”
“This is the Premier League and it’s great to go to away grounds and experience those moments. As an athlete, you want to be exposed to that and take it in the right way and feel lucky to play these kind of games.”
“The excitement that they’ve shown me every day. The way they’ve come in today with the energy that they were with today to play the game and very willing to go there and perform at the highest level”he described the mood of his players before important match at St. James’ Park.
“It’s an amazing feeling [to be safe from relegation]. It’s great to finally have achieved the objective we set out to do. Full credit to the players & everyone who is associated with the club, who have played a part in a remarkable turnaround in form. Everyone has played their part. At SJP, it’s been an incredible ride. The biggest compliment I can pay the supporters is that they stuck with us.”
“We’re really keen to end the season with two very good performances. It’s so important we perform in our last home game and leave a good feeling with our supporters for the summer, and whet their appetite for what’s going to come next year.”
Newcastle United vs Arsenal Prediction:
Newcastle have already secured their place in the English Premier League for next season and are not particularly motivated to waste a big amounts of energy in remaining games, the fact that they are out of a rough patch thanks to the transfer campaign and Eddie Howe, but it’s too early to compete with the stronger teams, as experience has shown. Lack of scoring productivity and reliability in defence are still in place.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have talented youngsters who have produced excellent results in the last five rounds in the EPL. Plus the club is super motivated to challenge Tottenham for the top-four spot. For them, this is a must-win game. The history of head-to-head encounters is also on their side – no team has beaten Newcastle more than Arsenal. We think it will happen this time as well.