Newcastle United vs Arsenal preview for Sunday’s Premier League match at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce takes charge of Newcastle in a competitive fixture for the first time.
After missing out on a Champions League spot last season by one-point, Unai Emery will demand his team not only go one better but show some early season form to get them in the title winning conversation.
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The Gunners failed to break into the top four in their previous campaign and came painstakingly close to getting their hands on the Europa Trophy as well.
Newcastle United vs Arsenal Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
- April 1 2019: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United
- September 15 2018: Newcastle United 1-2 Arsenal
- April 15 2018: Newcastle United 2-1 Arsenal
- December 16 2017: Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle United
Total head-to-head league matches played: 168
- Newcastle wins: 63
- Arsenal wins: 69
- Draws: 36
Newcastle United vs Arsenal Match Preview
Steve Bruce embarks on the unenviable task of trying to win over the long-suffering Newcastle fans by taking the big scalp of Arsenal on the opening weekend of the new season.
Appointed in charge of his hometown club last month after Rafael Benitez’s departure, Bruce has been condemned for being a ‘dinosaur manager’ (the fans’ words, not ours), a former Sunderland boss and the latest poor decision made by Newcastle’s hugely unpopular owner Mike Ashley.
One of the most active Premier League clubs in the market, the Gunners were conducting business right up to the deadline on Thursday and at the time of writing they looked set to complete deals for defenders David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.