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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.

1pt 10-11 general

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

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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Newcastle have lost eight of their last ten matches
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