Arsenal – Newcastle United
In a last game from the 32th round of the Premier League, Arsenal welcomes Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium. Let’s take a look at this clash on Monday night.
Arsenal are currently 4th in the league with 60 points won so far. The Gunners occupied the 4th place after a 2-0 win against Manchester United in the previous round. It was a very important win for Arsenal, which they achieved with goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
But for Arsenal the fight for a Top 4 finish continues. Their advantage in front of the 5th Manchester United is just 2 points, so it’s going to be intense until the end of the season. Right now Arsenal are in a good form, winning four of their last five matches in the Premier League. They are in a good place at the moment, so what they need right now is doing a strong push until the end of the campaign.
As for Newcastle, they are trying to reach the magical number of 40 points, which usually guarantees survival in the Premier League. Right now the Magpies are 13th in the standings with 35 points won. Their record in the league right now looks like this: 9 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses. Newcastle are currently 7 points ahead of the 18th Cardiff City and the relegation zone. It’s a good gap, but certainly not enough to feel completely safe.
Arsenal are the favourites to win this one, of course. The Gunners were in a good shape before the international break, so let’s see if they can keep it up after it as well. But have in mind that Newcastle lost just one of their last five matches in the league, which shall tell you that this game won’t be easy for Unai Emery’s team.