Newcastle remain in 10th place after yesterday’s games which generally went in Newcastle favor.
The club above Newcastle in the league table Everton drew 1-1 at Swansea, and Leicester City in 8th place lost again – this time 2-1 at Burnley.
Teams just below Newcastle – Bournemouth, Watford, and Brighton all lost so if we can get anything against Arsenal today it will help solidify our position in 10th place.
Rafa Benitez – last week at Leicester
Southampton lost again – at home to Chelsea 3-2 after being 2-0 up after 70 minutes, and West Brom are at Manchester United in the late game today.
Tomorrow West Ham are at home to Stoke City, and if both West Brom and Stoke lose (or even draw), they will be that much closer to the drop.
With Leicester City losing again we are now closer to them in the league table and a win today against the Gunners will take us to within 2 points of them.
We’ll take a draw today but a win would be fantastic.