Arsenal have won their last 11 home games against Newcastle in all competitions – only against Stoke (an ongoing run since 1983) have they ever won more consecutive home matches (16).
Newcastle beat Arsenal 2-0 in their last Premier League meeting in May, last winning consecutive league games against the Gunners between May 1994 and January 1996 (a run of four).
Arsenal have kept 28 clean sheets against Newcastle in the Premier League – only Manchester United (29 against Tottenham) have recorded more against a specific opponent in the competition.
Arsenal lost 2-1 against Manchester City on New Year’s Day 2022 – they’ve not lost their opening league game in consecutive calendar years since 1995/1996, the latter of which was against Newcastle.
Newcastle have won their first league game in just one of the last 10 calendar years (D2 L7), beating Stoke City 1-0 in 2018.
Arsenal are the only team with a 100% winning record in home Premier League games this season, winning all seven games at the Emirates. The Gunners are looking to win their opening eight home matches in a top-flight season for the first time, while their current home winning run stands at 10 in a row, last winning more consecutively between April and November 2017 (12).
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has scored in his last three home Premier League starts, netting four goals, and has scored 11 goals in his last 11 starts at the Emirates in all competitions, scoring those goals from just 16 shots on target.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has lost all six of his away Premier League matches against Arsenal (five defeats with Bournemouth, one with Newcastle) by an aggregate score of 16-2.
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January 5, 2023 at 6:14 am