Arsenal travel to Newcastle on Monday night knowing they need a win to hold on to pole position for fourth place.
The Gunners are one point clear of Tottenham in the Champions League race but could find themselves two behind their rivals by this game.
Meanwhile, the Toon will be looking to finish the season in good shape and possibly a top ten finish.
Eddie Howe’s side are mathematically safe from relegation, which is a feat considering they haven’t won any of their first 14 games.
They have also been in fine form at home, winning six of their last seven, so it will be a tough night for the Gunners.
However, they should be able to take comfort in their ridiculous record against the Magpies.
Newcastle have won just three of the last 43 meetings between the sides and the Gunners have won the last eight.
Newcastle v Arsenal: Start date and time
This Premier League clash will take place on Monday, May 16.
The match at St James’ Park will start at 8pm.
Newcastle v Arsenal: TV Channel and Live Stream
This match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage from 7pm.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
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Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon while talkSPORT.com will launch a live blog for all the action.
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Newcastle v Arsenal: Team News
The hosts will be without Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey for their final two matches.
Shelvey has a calf injury and Willock has a knee issue, but both will be back for pre-season training.
It also remains to be seen whether Fabian Schar is fit enough to start after only being on the bench against Manchester City.
But Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier are all in full first-team training so they could be involved on Monday.
Meanwhile, Arsenal could be having a crisis at the back. Rob Holding is suspended and Gabriel Magalhaes suffered a hamstring problem against Spurs.
Ben White was left as an unused substitute, suggesting he could also be missed on Monday.
The visitors will also be without Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney, so Arteta is in serious trouble.
Newcastle v Arsenal: what has been said?
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe: “We are really looking forward to finishing the season with two very good performances.
“It’s so important that we perform in our last home game and leave our supporters with a good feeling for the summer, and whet their appetite for what’s to come next year.”
Newcastle v Arsenal: Match Stats
- Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been involved in a goal in all three of his Premier League games against Newcastle (2 goals, 1 assist), although all three of those games have been at the Emirates Stadium.
- After a run of six consecutive league wins at home, Newcastle last time out at St James’ Park 1-0 to Liverpool. Only once this season have they lost consecutive league games at home (October), while five of their last eight home league defeats have come against London sides.
- Arsenal have failed to win any of their three Monday league matches this season (D1 L2), losing each of the last two. They last lost both three in a row on Mondays and three Monday games in the same league season, in 1992-93 under George Graham.
- Newcastle have won just two of their last 20 Premier League games on a Monday (D3 L15), while only on Thursdays (27%) do they have a lower win rate than on Mondays in the competition (29%).
- Arsenal have lost their last away league game in just one of the last 11 seasons (W7 D3), losing 1-0 at Aston Villa in 2019-20.
- Newcastle have won their last home league game in six of the last eight (L2) seasons, the two exceptions being defeats to Liverpool in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
- This is the sixth Premier League meeting between Newcastle and Arsenal on Monday, with only Tottenham v West Ham (8) and Liverpool v Everton (7) being played on the extra day. Arsenal are unbeaten in five such games so far (W4 D1), conceding just one goal in those games (F10).
- Arsenal have won their last seven meetings with Newcastle in all competitions without conceding a single goal – the only top side to have beaten another in consecutive games without conceding is Liverpool against West Brom (9 between 2002 and 2010) .
- Arsenal have won 17 of their last 18 Premier League games against Newcastle, apart from a 2-1 defeat at St James’ Park in April 2018.
- Newcastle have lost 33 Premier League games against Arsenal, more than against any team in the competition.
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