The Gunners hope to cement their place in the race for Europe with a 17th win in 18 Premier League games against the Magpies.
Such a long run has made Arsenal a true bogey side for Newcastle, who at least have new manager Eddie Howe in the dugout for the first time on Saturday, having missed last weekend’s draw with Brentford due to Covid-19.
With such a heavy chasing pack behind them, a win for Mikel Arteta’s men will put them four points clear of sixth place and level on points with fourth-placed West Ham.
Newcastle have not won a game all season and even a victory today will not be enough to push them out of the relegation zone. Their hopes of doing so may rest on ending their run of conceding the first goal in 16 consecutive matches against Arsenal, the longest such streak in Premier League history.
With Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium for the 12.30pm kick-off, follow all the action live with Standard Sport…
Early team news
Kieran Tierney recently made his return to Arsenal’s matchday squad and could come in for Nuno Tavares at left-back.
Granit Xhaka is still injured but, at the time of writing, Arteta has little else to worry about in terms of injuries though it will be interesting to see whether Thomas Partey is included having gone into the Liverpool game in some doubt about his fitness.
Arsenal predicted XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Maitland-Niles; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.
How to watch
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App.
Let’s kick off this weekend of Premier League action with a clash in North London!