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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Arsenal capable of twisting the knife into Newcastle

Aubameyang and Lacazette looking dangerous

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates
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3pm Saturday

As soon as the fixtures were announced Newcastle knew it was going to be a testing start to the season and their winless run is likely to be extended by a loss to Arsenal at St James' Park.

Arsenal look like a work in progress under Unai Emery but they are on a two-match winning run and should have enough to keep the sequence going for at least one more weekend.

Star attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette scored in the 3-2 success at Cardiff and their increasing confidence will be a concern for the home side.

Recommendation
Arsenal
1pt 10-11 general

Bet on this game at Soccerbase.com

Team news
Newcastle
Jonjo Shelvey is back in training and could return but Matt Ritchie and Florian Lejeune remain sidelined.

Arsenal
No fresh injuries have been reported but none of their long-term absentees - Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac - are available. Alex Iwobi (illness) is back in the squad.

Key stat
Newcastle have lost eight of their last ten matches.


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