Arsenal ‘post Özil’, examined by Newcastle

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, who saw a streak of 3 wins stopped on Thursday by failing to go from 0-0 against Crystal Palace, wants this Monday (a day after the announcement of the signing of the hitherto ‘gunner’ Mesut Özil by Fenerbahçe) against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle at the Emirates return to winning ways to try to move up in the Premier League.

On January 9 the ‘Gunners’ eliminated from the FA Cup with a 2-0 after the extension of their rival this Monday, 15th in the Premier. Arsenal are 11th in the table. Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the goals with which Arteta’s team qualified for the round of 32.

Callum Wilson, author of 8 goals so far in the present Premier, is one of the great arguments of this Newcastle trained by Steve Bruce, of which the English striker is the top scorer in the current championship. Arsenal’s ‘top scorer’ in this Premier is Alexandre Lacazette, with 7.

Arsenal began to come out of its serious crisis of results with 3 consecutive victories achieved from Boxing Day: 3-1 in the derby against Chelsea on that traditional Christmas day of English football, 0-1 against Brighton and 0-4 opposite West Brom. But last Thursday the Arteta men could not with a tough Crystal Palace. This Monday the ‘Gunners’ will try to start another winning streak against Newcastle, which they left out of the FA Cup.


Emirates Stadium, 21.00 (DAZN)

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerín, Holding, David Luiz, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette

Newcastle: Darlow; Yedlin, Schär, Clark, Dummett; Longstaff, Hayden, Hendrick, Almiron; Joelinton and Wilson

Referee: David Coote