Match Today: Arsenal vs Newcastle United 03-01-2023 English Premier League
Arsenal host Premier League leaders Newcastle United, who are third in the standings.
Arsenal start 2023 with a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League. With second-placed Manchester City not playing until two days after this fixture, Arsenal's win would extend their lead to 10 points, although City would have a game in hand over their rivals.
Arsenal are aiming for six straight Premier League wins. Since the season resumed from their World Cup break, they beat West Ham United 3-1 at home and then won 4-2 at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Only Southampton have taken a point from Arsenal in their last 10 Premier League matches. Arsenal have won all seven of their league matches this season, scoring 22 goals and conceding eight. They have now won their last ten Premier League home matches and scored two goals in each of those matches.
However, both teams have scored in their last 10 of their last 11 home games with only Nottingham Forest failing to score.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United
Newcastle United are nine points behind Arsenal but have played a game more than their rivals. A loss here would almost certainly end their title hopes. Newcastle have not lost in their last 12 Premier League matches.
They won six in a row before being held to a goalless draw by Leeds United. In their travels, Newcastle are unbeaten in their last five league matches.
They have won each of the last three and both teams have scored in two of them. Newcastle lost eight consecutive matches against Arsenal before winning at home last season.
They've lost their last 11 away games against Arsenal, with their most recent win coming in 2010. It may only be January, but Arsenal are in a strong position at the top of the Premier League. They have some tough games on the horizon, starting with this home game against Newcastle United.
A win would put them 10 points clear of the lead but bookies still hold Manchester City as favorites to retain their title. The points in the bag are worth the gold though and Arsenal can win this tough game. They have been in great form at home winning all their league matches this season
Newcastle United vs Arsenal
Arsenal will miss Gabriel Jesus, Reese Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe in this match. They are likely to play the same team that won at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Newcastle are likely to give Callum Wilson a start in this match. He was injured in Qatar but came off the bench in the home game against Leeds United but was unable to score the winning goal. They will remain without the signing record of Alexander Isaacs, Jonjo Shelvey, Emil Krafth and Jonjo Shelvey.
Arsenal have a record 100% home run in the league this season. Arsenal have won their last five league matches. Arsenal have won their last 11 home matches against Newcastle. Newcastle drew 0-0 with Leeds at the weekend.
Arsenal have scored at least two goals in four of their last five league matches. Arsenal have scored at least two goals in 13 of their last 15 home matches.