Arsenal vs Newcastle: FA Cup preview


rsenal begin the defence of their FA Cup crown on the back of three successive wins, taking on a Newcastle side without a victory in almost a month.

Mikel Arteta looks to have navigated and overcome an alarming slump and will be confident of advancing to the next round.

Arsenal vs Newcastle is scheduled for an 5.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, January 9, 2020.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Emirates Stadium.

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TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One.

Live stream: UK views will be able to watch the game live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

Mikel Arteta could use a mix of experience and youth, with Bernd Leno and David Luiz expected to start at the back.

Further forward, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock should also come in as Eddie Nketiah takes the lone front role.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

The Gunners finally have the winds in their sails and should have few problems against a Newcastle side severely lacking in confidence.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Arsenal wins: 79
  • Draws: 38
  • Newcastle wins: 67
  • Last meeting: Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle (Premier League, Feb 16, 2020)

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Arsenal: 1/5
  • Newcastle: 7/2
  • Arsenal to win 2-0: 13/2

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