Arsenal vs Newcastle preview, betting tips and prediction: Gunners to ease past hapless Toon

Share this on

Arsenal to win and Alexandre Lacazette to score first @ 11/4 with Betfair

Arsenal to win with a -2 handicap @ 11/5 with Betfair

Arsenal to win with BTTS @ 15/8 with Betfair

Newcastle travel to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium while in the middle of some very tough fixtures. At the time of writing, before the midweek games, Rafa Benitez’s side are floundering in the Premier League; six defeats in seven games have seen them slip from the top six to 16th, just two points above the drop zone, and they don’t look like improving anytime soon. A lot was made of their uninspiring transfer business in the summer and it looks like hurting them now; without serious investment in January, they are in danger of going straight back down to the Championship.

But the Gunners are quite inconsistent at the moment; they’ve been scoring goals for fun in some games but frustrated in others, notably against Manchester United and away at Southampton last weekend. With only one win at the Emirates in 11 years, Newcastle will not be confident of getting any points and neither are we. This one should be a banker home win.


Arsenal have been irresistible going forward at times this season, but the trio of Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil all froze at St Mary’s last weekend and it was left to substitute Olivier Giroud to save a point late on. That followed a defeat to Manchester United, which ended their hopes of going the whole season unbeaten at home. The Gunners did end the Europa League group stage as top dogs with a 6-0 win over BATE Borisov, and with their consistency lacking domestically, right now it feels like a European run is their best hope of reaching the Champions League once again next season.


Claim £50 Ladbrokes Free Bet

As already mentioned, Newcastle have been slipping down the table drastically in recent weeks and it is becoming very worrying for them. The lack of quality at their disposal is proving costly, and that will not help them against one of the best footballing teams in the league. They have conceded 16 goals in just six games, many more than they had up until that point this season. But with Jamaal Lascelles returning in defence, and Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle up front looking quite sharp, they will carry some sort of a threat and their hosts cannot take them lightly. They did score first at both Manchester United and Chelsea in the last month.

Team News

Arsenal do not have any fresh injury concerns but Olivier Giroud could be in line for a start up front. Wenger has not been afraid to drop Alexandre Lacazette before and he won’t be now. Jack Wilshere will also be pushing, and Theo Walcott could return to the squad.


After a mini injury crisis, Newcastle will start Jamaal Lascelles and Christian Atsu at the Emirates, and it could be the first time since six minutes into the opening game of the season that Paul Dummett is fit enough to play.

Latest Betting Offers

New Offers 22
Enhanced odds Expires in 162 days 15 hours Wink Slots Logo - Grab 30 free spins with no deposit with Wink Slots Grab this offer now from Wink Sports!
Enhanced odds mFortune Casino logo Get up to £10 as a FREE BONUS with mFortune! Take this offer!
Enhanced odds 32RED Casino Grab £10 no deposit when you play on the 32Red Casino Take this offer now!
Enhanced odds Take £20 with no deposit when you play 888 Poker! Grab this offer now!!
Enhanced odds Paddy Power Free Bet Win £1million By Answering 20 questions with Paddy Power Grab this amazing offer with Paddy Power now!!
Enhanced odds Paddy Power Free Bet Bet £10 On Five Sporting Bets And Get Another £10 Free With Pad... Take this offer now!
Offer BGO casino BGO Casino 10 Free Spins And 100 Free Spins on First Deposit! Enjoy this amazing offer when you register at BGO today!
Offer Boylesports Horse Racing Betting Special | Get your money back as... Boylesports full free bet refund on horse racing
Offer Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Free Bet Paddy Power Horse Racing: Daily Money Back Special! Get refunded if your horse finishes 2nd with Paddy Power.
Offer William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Money Back Special on Horse Racing Betting Get your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd.
Offer William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Horse Racing | High 5 National Hunt Betting Offer Back a horse on National Hunt and earn a free bet at William Hill.
Offer Claim Betfred Betting Offer Betfred Horse Racing Betting Offers | Scoop6 & Placepot Win big with Betfred on Saturday horse races.
Betway Sports Betting Offer Betway Footbal Betting Offer | Football ACCA Boost Increase your winnings on football accumulators.
Offer Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Free Bet Paddy Power Horse Racing: 2018 Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No ... Get your money back if your horse doesn't run with Paddy Power.
Offer Taco Brothers Slot Free Spins Special Leo Vegas Casino Leo Vegas Free Bet Secrets Of Christmas slot - 20 free spins! Win up to 35,000 on this new Christmas slot game at LeoVegas
Offer 888casino best offer 888 Casino logo 888casino Daily Bonuses and Cash Back Specials Here are the daily specials for each day of the week at 888casino!
Offer Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Free Bet Coral Football: Super Acca Insurance One team let you down? Don't worry. Coral have you covered with their ...
Offer Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Free Bet Coral Horse Racing: Faller Insurance Coral bookmakers covers you if your horse falls and refunds your stake...
Offer Betfair Sports Betting Offer Betfair Free Bets Betfair Horse Racing: Back a 3/1+ Winner, Get A Free Bet! Betfair offers a free bet on any Channel 4 horse race. Here are the fu...
Offer Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Free Bet Ladbrokes Money Back 5 Team Acca Insurance! A Fivefold wager on selected football leagues can insure you your mone...
Enhanced odds Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Free Bet First Goalscorer - Double The Odds! If your first goalscorer hits in the first 25 minutes, your price just...
Offer Winner Casino Offer Winner Casino Super Saver Monday at Winner Casino! Claim Three Deposit Bonuses every Monday with Winner.
Place your bet