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Arsenal is still reeling from a gut-wrenching last-minute goal as they gear up to host Newcastle United in this weekend's Premier League showdown at the Emirates. Despite their recent setback against Porto in the Champions League and a nail-biting draw with Bournemouth, Arsenal is determined to turn the tide.

However, their typically strong offense faltered against Porto, who shut them down completely. Instead of ending in a respectable draw, Arsenal conceded in added time, leaving fans frustrated.

Despite this setback, Arsenal has had a strong showing in the Premier League, boasting a historic five-game winning streak. They've been particularly dominant at home, with impressive victories over Crystal Palace and Liverpool. With a solid defense, conceding only 22 goals, Arsenal aims to maintain their momentum against Newcastle.

Newcastle, on the other hand, has been on a rollercoaster ride of thrilling matches, including a dramatic draw with Bournemouth. Despite a rough patch earlier in the season, they've shown resilience, winning three and drawing two of their recent five matches. While their chances of Champions League qualification are slim, they're eyeing a spot in the Europa Conference League.

Heading into this clash, Newcastle is buoyed by their recent goal-scoring form, but their defense has been shaky, conceding in their last eight top-flight matches. Nevertheless, they've had success against Arsenal in the past, holding them to a draw at the Emirates and securing a fiery victory at St James' Park.

Both teams are hungry for points, with Arsenal looking to bounce back from their European disappointment and Newcastle aiming to continue their upward trajectory in the Premier League. It's shaping up to be an exciting encounter at the Emirates, with both sides eager to secure a crucial victory.


In Arsenal's recent match against Porto, Fabio Vieira returned to the squad after a three-month absence due to a groin injury. However, Thomas Partey, who had resumed training after a thigh operation, wasn't included in the lineup. Gabriel Jesus, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Oleksandr Zinchenko were also absent due to various reasons, and their availability for the upcoming match remains uncertain.

Jurrien Timber continues to be sidelined due to an ACL injury, leaving Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta considering potential changes in midfield, including the inclusion of Jorginho and Emile Smith Rowe if needed.

As for Newcastle, they were missing their main striker, Callum Wilson, against Bournemouth due to a pectoral injury, which will keep him out for approximately 12 weeks. However, Alexander Isak is nearing a return from a groin issue and could provide a boost to their attacking options. Additionally, Joe Willock, a former Arsenal player, might make his return from a calf injury against his old club.

Fabian Schar has resumed training after a wrist injury, but Sandro Tonali is suspended, while Nick Pope, Matt Targett, Joelinton, and Elliot Anderson are still sidelined with various injuries.


Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Gordon, Barnes


Arsenal 2-2 Newcastle
In three out of Arsenal's last four Premier League encounters with Newcastle, they've struggled to break through the Magpies' defense. With Arsenal's attackers appearing fatigued, their chances of improving on their lackluster performance from Wednesday's match don't look promising.

Yet, Newcastle's defense isn't as formidable as it used to be. Fueled by a sense of injustice from their previous loss to Newcastle in November, we believe Arsenal has what it takes to secure a hard-fought victory and stay close behind Liverpool in the standings.

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