15th Sep 2018 | Premier League
Emery Not Ready For The Toon Army
Newcastle won at home to Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea at the back-end of last season. They've started slowly this campaign but this is a great opportunity to claim another scalp.
The upset of the day could come in the north-east where Newcastle Utd are generously priced at best odds of 10/3 with Bet365 to emerge triumphant.
The Magpies face an Arsenal team whose recent away record remains desperate for a side still regarded amongst the elite (W2 L8). Those two victories came against Huddersfield, when their hosts were safe in Wenger’s last game and at Cardiff, 3-2, last time out.
Defeats in that sequence included trips to Swansea, Brighton and indeed Newcastle - 2-1 in April.
The fact that Emery has taken over has altered little defensively as of yet. The Gunners have conceded 8 goals in their 4 league matches so far.
Benitez knows how to set-up against the big teams to make things competitive and with Shelvey and Ritchie possibly both fit, the Toon Army will surely see some good moments at the very least.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 09:18 15th Sep, 2018 but subject to change