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Arsenal host Newcastle United at the Emirates in desperate need of a win to boost the Mikel Arteta era. It’s just one win in seven Premier League games under the Spaniard, who has struggled to translate promising signs in the shift in performances to results.

Steve Bruce’s Magpies are level with the Gunners on points in 11th, with Burnley three clear of both in 10th. Newcastle will prove to be resilient and disciplined, placing great emphasis on the fluidity of Arsenal under Arteta and their ability to break down the visitors. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the difference between the sides at St James’ Park earlier in the season, and the Gabonese, on 14 goals for the season, will look to narrow the gap to Jamie Vardy as he bids to retain his golden boot.

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“There have been a lot of positives, I have tried to convince the players that if we work on certain things in training, they will happen in games and we will score goals from them,” Arteta said.

“There have been some really good moments like that with things I have asked them to do. As well, some of the counter-pressing we have done has been very good. Some of the behaviours of the players weren’t there before, particularly the top players tracking back. The distances between us and how compact we are is much better, and so is our body language during games.”

  • Jack Rathborn
  • 16 February 2020 15:22

“It was a knock. There was no fracture, so he’s OK. (There were) four, five or six days off for him and (Miguel) Almirón – the ones who have been at the pump constantly; they needed a break more than anybody. They’ve come back and they’ve been OK.

“We’re just going to assess whether it’s a little bit early for Muto and Dwight. They’re training, of course. The big problem we’ve got is that Andy’s still not right, so that’s a concern for us going forward. We expected him to be OK but unfortunately he’s not. Thankfully it’s not his ankle, but with this hip, hip flexor or whatever it is, he gets to a certain level in his rehabilitation and he’s still not quite right. We just have to keep monitoring him and see how he is.

“It’s a big frustration. There was a time just before Christmas when we were looking and he’d made a few assists and started a few games, and that’s exactly why we brought him into the club. And unfortunately he’s picked up this injury, which has drifted into five or six weeks when we expected it to be ten days. I’m sure he’s as frustrated as we all are, but unfortunately he’s got to try and get fit and hopefully be ready in a couple of weeks or whenever it will be. We’re not putting a timescale on it; it’s just the way it is.”

  • Jack Rathborn
  • 16 February 2020 15:12

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Martinelli, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Rose, Almiron, Hayden, Bentaleb, Saint-Maxim, Joelinton

  • Jack Rathborn
  • 16 February 2020 15:11

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits he has already started planning for the summer transfer window.

The Gunners have struggled for victories in recent weeks, with four consecutive draws in the Premier League leaving them 10 points off the top four and a spot in the Champions League looking unlikely.

Arteta added to the squad in the January transfer window, although new signings Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari will have to wait for their debuts due to injuries.

The Spaniard, though, has already turned his attention towards further reinforcements, saying: “Absolutely, we have to plan. We need to know the direction we want to have and to do that we need to bear in mind different scenarios.

Mikel Arteta reveals he’s already planning Arsenal’s summer window

  • Jack Rathborn
  • 16 February 2020 15:05

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists he is pleased with the progress being made by some of the younger members of his squad.

The Gunners have struggled in the league this season and currently sit in 10th place having drawn their last four top-flight matches.

Bukayo Saka is one of the players who has impressed this season, but the 18-year-old is already in the final 18 months of his current contract.

Asked whether longer deals would be awarded to the likes of Saka, Arteta said: “I’m really happy how they are developing, part of that developing is to improve their contract and tie them to the club, but that has to follow a natural process.

Mikel Arteta gives contract verdict on Arsenal’s youngsters

  • Jack Rathborn
  • 16 February 2020 15:04
  • Jack Rathborn
  • 16 February 2020 15:03

When is it? 

The match is on Sunday, 14 February at 4:30pm UK time. 

How can I watch it and is there a live stream? 

You can watch the match on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage beginning at 4pm. You can watch a live stream here or use the Sky Go app on mobile devices. You can alternatively purchase a NowTV pass for a day, week or month to watch the game.

Team news

Sead Kolasinac (thigh), Bukayo Saka (knock) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring) are all available again. 

Jetro Willems (ACL), Paul Dummett (tendon) and Emil Krafth (ankle), Andy Carroll (hip) and Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring) are all still out, while Dwight Gayle (hamstring) and Yoshinori Muto (hip) face late fitness tests. 

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Martinelli, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Rose, Almiron, Hayden, Bentaleb, Saint-Maxim, Joelinton​

Odds

Arsenal: 2/5

Draw: 7/2

Newcastle: 7/1

Prediction 

Arsenal have won just once in the Premier League since Mikel Arteta took over, so now seems like a good time to change that, given their performances have shown glimpses of taking on board the instructions from their new coach. Newcastle will undoubtedly be stubborn, but we’ll look to the Gunners to edge home, 1-0.

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