Having yet to face second-placed Manchester City, a meeting with third-placed Toon is, on paper, the de facto toughest game Mikel Arteta’s men have faced when they were seven points clear of the top.
Both teams have lost just once in the league and Newcastle will feel victory in the capital will mark their own surprise title credentials.
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Arsenal’s bid for the top four was shattered by defeat at Tyneside last season and they will be desperate to avoid a similar result in this one.
Here are all the details…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Newcastle is scheduled to kick off at 7.45pm GMT today, Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Newcastle
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Direct: Fans can also watch the match live online via the Sky Go app.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert on-the-ground analysis from Simon Collings.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Team News
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Subtitles: Turner, Tierney, Holding, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Lokonga, Elneny, Marquinhos, Butler-Oyedeji.
Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Bruno, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson.
Subtitles: Dubravka, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Anderson.
Arsenal vs Newcastle prediction
The Magpies have been a real badass this season and have the potential to create real problems for Arsenal.
A 1-1 draw.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Newcastle’s win over the Gunners in May ended an eight-game losing streak in those fixtures.
Arsenal win: 83
Newcastle win: 68
Arsenal vs Newcastle match odds
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).