The Gunners appear well-prepared for a serious title challenge this season, especially after narrowly missing out last year. They’ve already demonstrated their prowess by defeating Manchester City on home turf. Additionally, they showed remarkable resilience by clawing back from a two-goal deficit against Chelsea to secure a draw before effortlessly dispatching Sheffield United in their recent match.
However, in the midweek Carabao Cup clash, Arsenal suffered a painful 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham, despite not fielding their strongest lineup. Nonetheless, they had several top players on the field.
On the other hand, Newcastle has faced recent injury setbacks but quickly brushed them aside with a stunning 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, a result that surely boosted their morale. In their last league match, they played out a 2-2 draw against Wolves, and in a somewhat surprising turn of events, they lost to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Arsenal is considered the slight favs, with bet365 offering odds of 8/5 for an away win. Newcastle United is available at 2/1.
In terms of recent head-to-head encounters, Arsenal secured a comfortable 2-0 victory at St James’ Park last season but settled for a goalless draw at the Emirates. Interestingly, four of their last five matches have ended with a 2-0 scoreline.
Keep an eye on England international Callum Wilson, who has already scored seven goals for Newcastle this season, including a brace in their recent match against Wolves. He is priced at 5/2 to score anytime. Meanwhile, Eddie Nketiah, who netted a hat-trick in Arsenal’s recent game against Sheffield United, is available at 13/5.