But a daunting clash with the Magpies stands in their way with Eddie Howe enjoying a long honeymoon period on Tyneside, alleviating any relegation fears with only back-to-back defeats against the top two ending what was a four-game winning run.
However, Newcastle have been vastly overpowered in recent meetings with Arsenal – a Matt Ritchie goal in 2018 providing their only victory over the capital club in the last 11 years.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Newcastle vs Arsenal is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Monday, May 16, 2022.
St James’ Park in Newcastle will host the match.
Where to watch Newcastle vs Arsenal
TV channel: The match will be televised on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Simon Collings at the ground to provide expert analysis.
Newcastle vs Arsenal team news
The hosts are hoping to have Ryan Fraser back for this game while going without Federico Fernandez, Issac Hayden, Jamal Lewis, Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey.
Rob Holding is suspended for Arsenal, who are facing a defensive crisis given question marks over Ben White and Gabriel’s availability.
“Gabi is normally not a player who wants to or asks to come off the pitch, he felt something and hopefully it’s not much, because having Rob out and Ben with no training sessions, obviously we are really short in that position,” said Mikel Arteta after the Tottenham defeat.
Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey remain sidelined.
Newcastle vs Arsenal prediction
The first 15 minutes of this game will provide such a key insight as to which Arsenal side has turned up, but Newcastle will be fired up to cap a very decent second half of the campaign in their final home game.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Arsenal have won 18 of their last 19 meetings.
Newcastle wins: 67
Arsenal wins: 83