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Pundit Barely Mentions Newcastle In Prediction Of Sunday’s Match


BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has made his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League action. He thinks Newcastle will not pick up anything at Arsenal and lose 2-0.

This is his prediction in full:

Arsenal are the draw specialists in the Premier League with 13 out of a possible 25 so far, and Newcastle have shared the points in three of their past five league matches.

So, I suppose the most sensible prediction here would be a draw, but I am actually going to go with a Gunners victory.

Arsenal’s results under Mikel Arteta have not been great, but I still think things are improving as the players get used to Arteta’s methods and his demands.

Arteta needs a win soon, of course, but it is not as if he is under any great pressure because he has only been in charge for a few weeks.

I think the fact the Gunners are 10 points off fourth and a Champions League spot takes the pressure off them. It would be just like Arsenal to go on a run that puts them back in contention for that.

Well, it was kind of Lawrenson to reference Newcastle in at least of one of his sentences. 🙂

Though, we have to disagree that Arteta isn’t feeling any pressure. While his job is not under any real threat at the moment, he does need to start picking up wins.

The Spaniard has been at the helm for more than just a few weeks as Lawro puts it. He’s closing in on two months since he was appointed as the replacement for his compatriot Unai Emery.

In that time, Arsenal have picked up just one win but also only one defeat in the league. The other six matches have all been draws. They have also advanced through the FA Cup with wins against Leeds and at Bournemouth.

They are unbeaten in their seven fixtures in the new year, but like Newcastle, it hasn’t exactly been a glorious run.

Newcastle meanwhile are on an eight-game unbeaten stretch in all competitions. While they’ve managed to do enough to not lose, they’ve put in some dreadful displays during this spell.

Newcastle and Arsenal are both on 31 points with Arsenal’s superior goal difference, placing them 2 spots above Newcastle in the Premier League in 10th.

Something will have to give at the Emirates on Sunday. We hope a rejuvenated Newcastle will have enough to get a result.

What Will Be The Result At Arsenal On Sunday?

  • Loss (44%, 1,119 )
  • Draw (29%, 735 )
  • Win (27%, 694 )

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97 comments so far

  • Captain AmeriMag

    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Heart!!

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  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Lawrenson is a grade A c***
    On a different topic, it’ll be interesting to see how we play when we actually have RESTED players.

    5
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Lawrenson the man briefly brought in as a defensive coach and when we started conceding more he left and has been bitter since.

    Absolute weapon!

    12
  • Online Guy

    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Betty

    One or two things you mentioned sounded like Dave’s craic..always good ! Entertaining .

    2
  • fairscup

    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #5

    You must be near the A697 Anglo – I know what you mean.

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  • fairscup

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Good point – Jamaal

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Anglo, I like the Saab, never owned one but like them. But don’t say aeroplanes :). My mazda is in as well, cud be expensive 🙁

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #8
  • Toon Tang

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Jamaal, I have an idea of how the game will pan out. Arse will have 90% possession, we will last ditch defend as if our lives depend on it, dubz will make a flurry of top draw saves to keep us in it, when we finally manage to get the ball it’ll get passed to mig or the saint in the hope they can brew up a goal out of nothing and then we’ll probably nick a last min winner with any luck.

    Yes we’re very predictable these days.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Fck me been talking to myself on the other post for 10 mins.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Pretty much the same shit

    2
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Munster I’ve had the Jag, BM, Volvo, Audi, the lot but this Saab take it from me is something special.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #13

    OP whats the crack there #11

    0
  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Toon Tang
    I dunno, I am looking forward to see ASM vs David Luiz and Mustafi

    1
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #15

    @Anglo,

    Of course I heart myself.

    Hearts bring me pleasure and everyone enjoys pleasuring themselves

    27
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Well, whatever turns you on Captain.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Anglo

    thanks for the feedback re the roof,
    Ive got the 93 vector by the way, Awesome

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Is it not possible to like Rafa AND Bruce? Not sure why a minority of fans have decided its one or the other . I’m gonna shock the region and announce I like both! JOIN ME. Here’s my hand outstretched… Let’s wander together into the land of positivity
    Pete Graves

    10
  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #19

    I like Rafa and I like Bruce. As people. But as managers, one is clearly world class and at a different, elite level whilst one gets pictured in Dan’s Kebabs on a saturday afternoon.

    6
  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Yeah jib I too like both but for different reasons
    Brucey for his personality and rafa for his football credentials

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #21

    WLtoon That’s the boy motorway car, though get’s a hiding on these country roads try to use Suzuki as much as I can now wife’s semi-retired petrol couldn’t pull my socks off.

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #22

    I like Rafa as he wanted more for the club and it’s fans.

    I like Bruce because he’s not done as badly as I expected, and he has dogs

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib, I’m gonna shock the region and announce I like both. You certainly hold yourself in high esteem, definitely narcissistic, need your heed looking at, such a shame.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Anglo, i need to give mine a run out, been stuck in my garage for a few weeks, i doubt it will be this weekend though, Storm Dennis will have something to say about that. I use my other car for work etc , not many of the Cougars about now, could be worth a few quid in a few years

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Anglo

    To be fair I think he was quoting Pete Graves.

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Anglo I think he was quoting Pete graves not himself

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #27

    droppy if you look at bruces face think he could pass off as a bulldog.

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Below the belt anglo

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Is there only Anglo doesn’t realise that is a quote from a Sky reporter?

    4
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Anglo

    That’s really unfair to Bulldogs lol

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #31

    coming home yeh figured it out should have posted cheers for that mate.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Droppy HAHAHA I’m evil I know.

    1
  • fairscup

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #33

    I liked Joe Harvey – no sh1t with Joe.
    I’m off for a drink now.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #34

    You know droppy people think I’m crazy but I say it’s the only way I keep my sanity.

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Faicup met him a lot in the pont club yet to see him without a fag in his mouth.

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  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #36

    No shit with Joe
    Or tactics
    Or coaching
    Or any of that modern rubbish
    Lots of Rothmans though

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Anglo

    The only crazy people are the ones who think they’re sane.

    My wife constantly tells me I’m as crazy as a sh*thouse rat

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib I’m afraid so, never saw sky never watched telly today, if I’m out of order I apologise.

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Anglo brucey is the type of kide you wanna have a few bevys with but you dont want him manager of the toon

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Jeez this is tiring this keyboard warrior thing.

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