rsenal made the long trip to Newcastle on Monday night hoping to bounce back from their disappointment in the North London Derby.
A 3-0 loss to Tottenham nevertheless leaves their fate in their own hands and two wins to end the season will guarantee Champions League football for the Gunners.
But a daunting clash with the Magpies stands in their way with Eddie Howe enjoying a long honeymoon spell at Tyneside allaying any relegation fears with just back-to-back defeats to the top two ending a run of four victories.
However, Newcastle have been largely overpowered in recent encounters with Arsenal – a Matt Ritchie goal in 2018 providing their only victory over the capital club in the last 11 years.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Newcastle vs Arsenal is scheduled to kick off at 8pm BST on Monday 16 May 2022.
St James’ Park in Newcastle will host the game.
Where to watch Newcastle vs Arsenal
TV channel: The match will be televised on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage from 7 p.m.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Simon Collings on the pitch to provide expert analysis.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Team News
The hosts are hoping to bring Ryan Fraser back for this match while doing without Federico Fernandez, Issac Hayden, Jamal Lewis, Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey.
Rob Holding is suspended for Arsenal, who are facing a defensive crisis given question marks over the availability of Ben White and Gabriel.
“Gabi isn’t normally a player who wants or asks to get off the pitch, he felt something and I hope it’s not a big deal because having Rob and Ben without training sessions, obviously we we’re really short in this position,” Mikel said. Arteta after the Tottenham defeat.
Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey remain on the sidelines.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Prediction
The first 15 minutes of this game will provide key insight into Arsenal’s squad, but Newcastle will be fired up to cap off a very decent second half of the campaign in their final home game.
A 1-1 draw.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Arsenal have won 18 of their last 19 meetings.
Newcastle win: 67
Arsenal win: 83