STORY OF THE MATCH…
Let’s set the scene ahead of this evening.
Arsenal have won last nine PL home games – last won 10 successive PL home games in a season in 97-98.
Arsenal are also unbeaten in last 30 PL home games against non-Big 6 teams (W29 D1) since Jan 2017.
Newcastle have exactly the same record as after 31 PL games last season (W9 D8 L14 F31 A40, 35pts)
Newcastle have 3 points against Big 6 this season – only bottom 3 teams (all 0) have fewer.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Newcastle: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Iwobi, Ozil, Lacazette
Subs: Cech, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Suarez, Jenkinson, Nketiah