In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Premier League match between Arsenal v Newcastle United.
Arsenal v Newcastle United
4th January, 01:30 a.m.
After an exciting battle at the Amex, the Gunners are all set to welcome the Toons on their home turf.
The league leaders, Arsenal, would be looking forward to extending their lead by 10 points over the defending champions, Manchester City. The task, however, would be enormous, as they would be up against one of the league’s most impenetrable defenses.
Under Eddie Howe, the Magpies have superbly rediscovered the traditional aura that once was a familiar sight in the early 2000s. The former Bournemouth boss’s tactical methods in training and team meetings have certainly helped the players regain their old confidence and rediscover their form; Paraguayan star Miguel Almiron is one of the key examples.
The Gunners on the other side, under the leadership of Mikel Arteta, are determined to capture the big one this season after narrowly missing out on the Champions League spot last season. It would be a mouth-watering battle between a young, energetic forward line of Arsenal and a resilient back line of the Magpies, shielded by one of the best if not the best young defensive midfielders today, the Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes.
Match Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle United
Unavailable: Gabriel Jesus, Reiss Nelson, Paul Dummett, Matt Targett, Jonjo Shelvey, Emil Krafth, Aleksander Isak
Arsenal: Gabriel Martinelli (7), Martin Odegaard (7), Bukayo Saka (6), Gabriel Jesus (5)
Newcastle United: Miguel Almiron (9), Callum Wilson (6), Bruno Guimaraes (3)
Arsenal: Bukayo Saka (6), Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus (5), Granit Xhaka (4)
Newcastle United: Kieran Trippier (4), Bruno Guimaraes, Allan Saint-Maximin (4), Callum Wilson, Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock (2)
Tackles & Interceptions:
Arsenal: Thomas Partey (32), Gabriel (29), Ben White (27)
Newcastle United: Kieran Trippier (53), Joelinton (44), Bruno Guimaraes (35)
Arsenal: Bukayo Saka (34), Martin Odegaard (33), Gabriel Martinelli (24)
Newcastle United: Kieran Trippier (44), Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock, Joelinton (17), Miguel Almiron (14)
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Ben White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Newcastle United: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Dan Burn; Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton/Saint-Maximin
- Bukayo Saka
- Martin Odegaard
- Gabriel Martinelli
Grand League Picks:
- Eddie Nketiah
- Kieran Trippier
- Callum Wilson
Best Fantasy Combination 1 (Head to Head):
GK: N Pope
Def: K Trippier, O Zinchenko, B White, G Magalhaes
Mid: M Odegaard (vc), B Saka (c), B Guimaraes
Fwd: M Almiron , E Nketiah, G Martinelli
Best Fantasy Combination 2 (High Risk):
GK: N Pope
Def: F Schar, K Trippier (c ), O Zinchenko, D Burn, S Botman
Mid: G Xhaka, M Odegaard , Joelinton, B Saka (c), B Guimaraes
Fwd: C Wilson (vc)
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.