Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last six league outings and they will hope to maintain that stream when they host Arsenal. Catch the action live on SuperSport.
Arsenal are still undefeated in the Premier League this term, but have lost away to Lens in the Champions League and away to West Ham in the League Cup. The Gunners would go above leaders Tottenham Hotspur, who play on Monday, with a win.
HERE IS WHAT THE STATS SAY
Newcastle have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal (D1 L8), failing to
score on eight occasions in that run.
Only Manchester United (14) have won more Premier League away games against Newcastle than Arsenal
(13), with the Gunners winning eight of their last 10 visits to St James’ Park (L2).
Arsenal have kept 30 Premier League clean sheets against Newcastle, the most one side has kept against
another in the competition’s history.
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six league games (W4 D2), scoring at least twice in each of the last
five. They last scored 2+ goals in six consecutive Premier League games between August and October
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games (W8 D3), scoring 28 goals. All three of their
draws have been 2-2 scorelines in London derbies in this run.
Arsenal have scored more goals from corners (5) and more goals from set pieces overall (6, excluding
penalties) than any other Premier League side this season. The Gunners have also conceded just once
from set pieces (excluding pens), with no side shipping fewer.
As well as being the joint-highest goalscorers in the Premier League this season with 26 goals, Newcastle
have the best shot conversion rate (18.6 per cent) and the second-highest expected goals total (22.1) in the
competition so far.
Newcastle striker Callum Wilson is averaging a goal once every 60 minutes in the Premier League this
season (7 goals in 420 minutes), the best rate of any player to have played at least 90 minutes this term.
However, having scored in each of his first three league games against Arsenal, Wilson has now failed to
score in any of his last nine against them.
Eddie Nketiah is Arsenal’s highest scorer in the Premier League this season, with five goals from just seven
shots on target. However, just one of his 19 goals overall in the competition has come north of London (v
Burnley in May 2019), with all five strikes this season coming at the Emirates Stadium.
Eddie Nketiah – who scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United last time out – could make his 100th
Premier League appearance in this game. He’d be the 66th different player to reach this milestone for
Arsenal, with Alexandre Lacazette in September 2020 the last Gunner to score in their 100th game.