Arsenal vs Newcastle

 
Arsenal welcome Newcastle United to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier Leagueon Monday evening withMikel Arteta's men aiming to extend their unbeaten record to six matches in all competitions.

Newcastle can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) with bet365 to bring their eight-match winless streak to an end in north London with a surprise victory.

The Gunners, for their part,have only won one of their last seven home league clashes and are offered at 2/5 (1.40) with the draw available at 15/4 (4.75).

Arsenal are without Spanish defender Pablo Mari, with both Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli facinglate fitness tests.

The visitors are missing the suspended Ryan Fraser whilst Allan Saint-Maximin has recovered from coronavirus but needs to regain match fitness. Jamaal Lascelles and Jamaal Lewis could return but fellow defender Federico Fernandez is a major doubt.

The FA Cup meeting between these two sides just over a week ago went Arsenal's way, but it could easily have been won by Newcastle after they spurneda number of great chances to score.

A lack of effectiveness in front of goal has been a major problem for the Magpies this season and the team have netted just once in their last six matches, contributing to them being the fifth-lowest scorers in the league.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have kept four consecutive clean sheets and while they have ridden their luck at times, Arteta's men have steadied the ship defensively after a run of conceding in nine consecutive games.

Only two teams have scored fewer goals on the road this term than Newcastle and there could be some interest in opposing them to net in north London.

The Gunners are available at 5/6 (1.83) to keep a clean sheet and that looks like a strong selection given their recent defensive form and Newcastle's woes in the final third.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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