Newcastle beat Arsenal 2-1 in this same fixture at St. James’ Park last season – back in April.
And we are hoping we can get our first win in our 5th league game of the season having gained just one point from the previous four games.
Newcastle have played defensively against three top six sides in the league so far this season.
They are- Spurs, Chelsea, and Manchester City and lost each of the games by the same score, 2-1.
Former Newcastle coach Mark Lawrenson has predicted the same score for the game tomorrow, but this time that scoreline will be in Newcastle’s favor.
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson – predicts Newcastle win
Here’s what Mark Lawrenson has said on BBC Sport:
“Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has had some stick for the way he has been setting his teams up so defensively, although the Magpies fans are still very much on his side.”
“Saturday will be no different – you know his focus will be as much on stopping Arsenal as it is on how his own team get forward.”
“I just have a feeling it might work this time.”
“Arsenal’s players are not the only ones who have been away on international duty of course, but this might be a good time for Newcastle to play them.”
“Benitez’s side beat the Gunners at St James’ Park last season, to effectively ensure they stayed up, and I am going to go for the same result.”
“Prediction is Newcastle United 2 Arsenal 1.”
Arsenal don’t seem to have a solid defense this season, from what we have seen of them.
So if we can keep it tight at the back, Newcastle must have a decent chance of winning this game and raising the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere.
That’s the hope in any case.
Howay The Lads!!