English Premier League | Arsenal vs Newcastle: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Wenger describes Bergkamp’s pirouette goal at Newcastle

Relive Dennis Bergkamp’ stunning pirouette goal against Newcastle in graphics, narrated by the voice of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The Dutchman’s goal will forever be remembered as one of the best pieces of individual skill in Premier League history.

Arsenal vs Newcastle: Line-ups



Hard to See Newcastle Win


There is still a long way to go for this youthful Arsenal side, as evidenced by their humbling at the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, and the scoreline could have been even more embarrassing for the Gunners had it not been for the heroics of Aaron Ramsdale.


Arsenal’s -4 goal difference certainly does not embody that of a side with aspirations of a European return, but home is where the heart is for the Gunners, who have taken 13 points from the last 15 on offer at the Emirates Stadium.


In fact, Arsenal boast the joint-best home record this year alongside Manchester City and Chelsea – the latter being the only team to beat their capital counterparts in North London so far this season – and they have never lost a home game versus the side starting the gameweek at the bottom of the table.


Howe’s men are the only team in the top four English divisions yet to pick up a victory this season, but one area they can boast a stronger record than Arsenal is goals, with the Gunners notching up 13 top-flight strikes this season while Newcastle boast 15.


Such a record may pale into insignificance this weekend, though, as Arsenal have won the last six meetings between the teams without conceding a goal, and not since 2014 have the Magpies found the back of the net at the Emirates Stadium.

DPP Verdict

Goals are there to be had at the Emirates on Saturday, as Newcastle are always threatening when Saint-Maximin is on the ball, but their abysmal defensive record speaks for itself. Arsenal have consistently produced in front of their own supporters this season, and with or without Howe in the dugout, we cannot see the winless Magpies springing any surprises here.