Team news and stats ahead of Arsenal against Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday; Kick-off at 8 p.m.

Team news

arsenal will be without defender Pablo Mari for the Premier League visit to Newcastle on Monday night, live on Sky Sports. The Spaniard will be out with a calf injury that excluded him from the goalless draw with Crystal Palace.

It remains to be seen if Kieran Tierney (muscular) and Gabriel Martinelli (ankle) can get back to the side, but Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey will be pushing for callbacks.


A preview of week 19 of the Premier League as Liverpool hosts Manchester United and Newcastle travel to London to face Arsenal

Newcastle Midfielder Ryan Fraser will be suspended from travel to the Emirates Stadium. Fraser was sent off for two bookable offenses during Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss at Sheffield United and is banned from playing.

Jamal Lewis may return from a knee problem and Jonjo Shelvey continues his battle for full fitness after a groin surgery.

Jamaal Lascelles is being judged as he continues his recovery from Covid-19. Center-back Federico Fernandez is still grappling with the aftermath of a virus that put Allan Saint-Maximin out of the way for seven weeks.

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Monday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.

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Arsenal versus Newcastle will be broadcast live in the Sky Sports Premier League and the Main Event on Monday from 7 p.m. Kick-off at 8 p.m. Sky Sports customers can view in-game clips on the Live Match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Free highlights will also be published shortly after the final whistle on the Sky Sports digital platforms and on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Jones Knows’ prediction



WATCH FOR FREE: Highlights of Sheffield United’s Premier League win over Newcastle

We’re in a strange position with Newcastle where some fans want this current winning streak to continue to trigger a change in management. As long as Newcastle stays awake, is there really much wrong with the club’s long-term prospects? It’s a debate for another day when we’re all back in the pubs.

The tide is certainly starting to turn on Steve Bruce, which means one thing. Newcastle will start collecting results.

The cunning old fox of a boss is a master at extracting an outcome from anywhere in order to turn the tide in his favor. He has never played more than six games without a win since he took the job – this game will be the seventh in this winning streak. With an away win of 7/1, I’m happy to be able to trust the toon.

Arsenal came back to themselves on Thursday. Playing Newcastle basically mirrors Crystal Palace and with Mikel Arteta unlikely to change her style it could turn into another frustrating evening in terms of chance creation.

The Gunners have only won one of their last seven Premier League games in the Emirates, taking just five points out of the last 21 available. It had been just over a week since Newcastle Arteta’s team caught 0-0 in the FA Cup after 90 minutes when Andy Carroll, yes Andy Carroll, provided the Toon with a great offensive weapon. I would love to see him play with Callum Wilson in the first two games who is still one of the positives when it comes to Bruce.

In terms of prices, it’s an away win for me.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS:: 0-1 (16/1 with Sky Bet)

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WATCH FOR FREE: Highlights of Arsenal’s Draw vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League

  • Arsenal have won 14 of their last 15 Premier League games against Newcastle (L1) and lost the others 2-1 in April 2018.
  • Newcastle United have lost their last eight Premier League away games against Arsenal since a 1-0 win in November 2010.
  • Arsenal have played 25 clean sheets against Newcastle in the Premier League – only Manchester United have played more against a specific opponent in the history of the competition (27 against Tottenham and Aston Villa).
  • Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-0 at home in the third round of the FA Cup on January 9 of this year – if they win here it will be the shortest gap (9 days) between home wins against the same opponent since January 2008 when they did defeated Newcastle twice in the Emirates within three days.
  • Since beating Wigan 3-0 at St. James’ Park in December 2012, this will be the 18th game in a row in the Premier League on Monday in Newcastle that will be played away. The Magpies lost 13 of their previous 17 in this run (W2 D2) and failed to hit 12 times.
  • Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has either scored (3) or assisted (2) in five of his six games against Newcastle in all competitions and has found the net in each of his last three games against the Magpies.
  • Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has never won an away game in the Premier League against Arsenal (D3 L8). His teams scored only three goals in eleven away games against the Gunners.

Pitch to Post Preview – Liverpool v Man Utd: Graeme Souness’ Big Match Verdict; Plus: the likely XIs, injury messages, and predictions

In a special one Pitch to Post Preview Podcast We’re looking forward to Sunday’s blockbuster between Liverpool and Man Utd in Anfield.

Sky Sports Expert Graeme Souness joins Peter Smith to discuss the big game, including why the hosts are wary of their rivals and which players need to stand up and deliver for their team.

We also get the latest team news and possible launch XIs from Sky Sports News reporters James Cooper and Vinny O’Connorwhile football writer Lewis Jones – AKA Jones Knows – pitching for what will happen in the game.

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