Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson doesn’t see any joy for Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium tonight.
Arsenal have been in good form for months at home in the league and Merson believes we will lose 3-1.
One of the things we are looking for tonight is a tightening up of our defense.
Newcastle have conceded two goals in each of the previous three games so a 3-1 defeat would not be good for us.
But our lads have nothing to lose with the vast majority of pundits expecting an Arsenal win.
Arsenal have won their last 9 Premier League games at home since drawing with Wolves 1-1 at the Emirates back on 11th November.
Going with recent results first – they have beaten Manchester United (2-0), Bournemouth (5-1), Southampton (2-0), Cardiff City (2-1), Chelsea (2-0), Fulham (4-1), Burnley (3-1), Huddersfield (1-0), and Tottenham (4-2).
So maybe it’s time for Arsenal to lose?
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson – no surprises tonight
Here’s what Paul Merson has said about the game:
Newcastle are a dangerous side; they’ve been really good recently, are hard to beat and have a couple of match-winners in their team.”
“But these are the kind of matches Arsenal finish off.”
“If Liverpool had Arsenal’s remaining fixtures they would win the league.”
“But you just know that Arsenal won’t win all of these games and that’s why they are not a shoo-in for the top four.”
Let’s hope we can upset the apple cart in north London tonight.