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Pundit Predicts Newcastle’s ‘Big Guns’ Will Take Advantage Of Arsenal’s ‘Priority’ On Sunday



BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League matches. He has Newcastle defeating Arsenal 2-1 at St. James’ Park on Sunday.

This is the reasoning behind his prediction:

Arsenal’s priority has to be the Europa League now because it is the only way they are getting into Europe next season.

The Gunners are extremely inconsistent at the best of times and I just have a feeling Newcastle will come out on top here.

Part of that is down to the Magpies’ form – they have won two and drawn two of their past four games – but they also have their big guns back in attack and they have made a big difference.

Arsenal are currently trailing Villareal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. As Lawro states, The Gunners are well out of the European places at the moment in 10th place so their focus could remain on Villareal.

Newcastle are on an encouraging run in which we’ve lost just once in the last 8 matches while being unbeaten in the last four. So the Magpies carry some momentum into the match on Sunday.

Allan Saint-Maximin’s return has been nothing short of season-saving. The Frenchman has again shown his value to this team since coming back from his groin injury. His presence makes Newcastle a much different proposition on the pitch.

Last weekend, Newcastle got another goal from ‘super-sub’ Joe Willock. The midfielder will not be available on Sunday as he’s on loan from Arsenal. However, Steve Bruce could bring Callum Wilson back into the starting eleven to partner with Saint-Maximin.

Wilson looked up for it in his cameo at Anfield over the weekend. He seems to have fully recovered from his hamstring problem as evidenced by those pacy runs against the Reds.

Dealing with a front two of Wilson and Saint-Maximin for 90 minutes would be a handful for any defense. Especially one whose focus may be on elsewhere this Sunday.

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201 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Newcastle 3
    Arsenal 0

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Yes, I am drunk but I honestly think that!

    4
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #3

    ManU 6-2 Roma

    1
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail’s Moretti is a lot more potent than my powerfully hopped IPA!!!

    1
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail, plenty coffee.

    0
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s got a swad on him that Harry Maguire, like a breeze block.

    What a coupon πŸ™‚

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #7

    carltoon

    Didn’t play, that’s a shame it’s a really beautiful version of it.

    Here’s the link again, if you want to try again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKvB3g3HEPQ

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Have we been sold yet ?

    3
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Nope not that one either. But I’m sure it’s good.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail

    Looks like 52% (including me) agree with you. πŸ™‚

    0
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Haha

    Jake Humphrey: “you’ve just witnessed the fall of Roma”

    2
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes you must have missed the announcement, have you been asleep, Jails mortal drunk celebrating, it’s been great we’re all meeting up but sadly you missed the invite

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Can anyone else play it OK, works fine for me?

    0
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #14

    That’s for my little friend toon 22,

    0
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Toon22 #8

    Let me check…..

    Nope.

    πŸ˜€

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Aye

    It was an Ashlie Damascus moment and he sold the club to the blog consortium at a give away price.

    What a man!

    1
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #17
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #18

    WorB oh! Did you miss the announcement, it was when you were playing golf. I’ll tell you where we’re meeting,

    0
  • magicmac54

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail for Ashley

    Arsenal -0
    Newcastle -3 Definitely to much of the Devil`s buttermilk was consumed in that beer garden in Blackpool today fella πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    2
  • The Wife

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #20

    EGB,

    The link worked for me. Beautiful song. πŸ™‚

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #21

    TV time, later.

    1
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #22

    carltoon

    Eh?

    0
  • magicmac54

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Essex Geordie
    Bill

    Good evening Bill hows the form mate, do you think Wor B has ever got a hole in one, as Regan would say ill get my coat πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    0
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #24

    My post to toon 22 he missed the announcement of the takeover, and we’re all meeting up, Jails been celebrating all day. You missed it playing golf.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #25

    The Wife

    The missus and I both love it, some friends of ours used to play it at a local music club and you can’t help but join in the chorus, brings a lump to the throat.

    2
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #26

    God all the posts are out of order so my little lie didn’t work, πŸ™„

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Magic

    Fnaaah, fnaaah! πŸ™‚

    0
  • magicmac54

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #28
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Anyway, later!

    0
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Bill I’ve listened to it very haunting sound, lovely.

    0
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Doh!!!

    Not to worry carltoon, I’ll get over it, I beat Rory and Tiger at the golf tonight so that kinda makes up for it.

    1
  • carltoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #32

    WorB, I’m just not as funny as you, but I can but try.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #33

    You Beat tiger !
    Talk about kicking a man while he’s down πŸ™‚

    2
  • magicmac54

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #34
  • JohnJ

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Wild Mountain Thyme.

    First heard it sang by The Clancys & Tommy Makem at The Odeon in Newcastle

    I song I love and have sang at The Playhouse in Whitley Bay!

    2
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #36

    carltoon

    Said this before, you have other talents, use them wisely!

    1
  • Chewingtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Haha takeover talk…think I just missed my first bus πŸ™‚

    https://youtu.be/V3rsTKUAv0k
    https://youtu.be/ydvuflJ8H6I

    1
  • Mund

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail

    Here here I think the gunners are for the taking and with our front 3 we can cause problems against anyone. Wilson needs to start!

    2
  • Mund

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Wor

    Does one include table dancing? πŸ˜‰

    1
  • magicmac54

    Apr 29, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Time for bed Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy the rest of your evening, take care and keep safe. Nite Nite

    https://youtu.be/quJTd2dCYcs

    1
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