Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson seems to be warming to Newcastle after we have picked up a good 19 points in our 11 games since mid-December when we lost 1-0 at Arsenal.
Paul predicted a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium last Saturday, but we won that game 2-1.
Arsenal are playing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League tonight in Russia, and that’s a long trip for the Gunners.
Paul isn’t predicting a defeat for the Magpies on Sunday afternoon but not a win either – he reckons it will end in a 2-2 draw:
“Newcastle have been alright recently. They will give you chances but they will have a go while Arsenal will have had a long trip to Russia on Thursday.”
“Arsenal have not been great but they have won games recently, so credit where it is due.”
“After a load of hard fixtures they have had easy fixtures and they have put those teams to bed at home.”
“You can’t ask for much more. They have done well considering they were up against it.”
Paul predicts 2-2
Maybe it’s because we have won three games in a row and recently beaten Manchester United at St. James’ Park and while 2-2 would be a good result for us – we’d like the lads to win this game against the Gunners.
The would be our fourth win in a row and our fourth win in a row at home since we hammered the Red Devils 1-0 in that memorable game televised live around the world.
Howay The Lads!!