Premier League Matchday 19: Arsenal Vs. NewcastlePublished January 18, 2021 by Sol FH
The Gunners host the Magpies at the Emirates but will be without a few key players for the match. Live at 20:00 GMT.
Arsenal currently sits in 11th place in the Premier League standings but could jump to 9th with a win over Newcastle, tonight. The Gunners will be without defender Pablo Mari, as the Spaniard is out with a calf injury, which also prevented him from playing against Crystal Palace, which ended in a draw.
The Gunners have won 3 matches in their last 5 matches and seem to be coming together as a more cohesive unit. Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli may not be back in the lineup tonight, but, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes are pushing for recalls for tonight's match.
For the Magpies, midfielder Ryan Fraser is out due to a suspension after two bookable offenses in their win over Sheffield last Tuesday. Jonjo Shelvey and Jamal Lewis may be back in the lineup but have yet to be deemed fit.
Still in recovery, after COVID-19 complications are Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez.
Newcastle has gone 8 games without a win and has dropped to 15th place in the standings. Some fans must be happy about this winless streak as they are pushing for a change in management, which could come very soon if something positive doesn't happen.
Steve Bruce is in danger of losing his job at the helm and if he doesn't start producing results he could be out of work.
Even with the Gunners' win streak, they have only won one of their last seven matches at The Emirates, only taking five points from the potential 21 that were available.
Premier League Odds
The Gunners are obvious favorites tonight, even with their terrible home record. bet365 Sports has Arsenal at 1.40 for the outright win. The Magpies are at 8.00, while a draw is at 4.75. There will be live in-play markets offered throughout the match for punters interested in the interactive experience.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate as of January 18 at 8:15 GMT.