Killer stats ahead of Newcastle v Arsenal
It is Newcastle v Arsenal up next.
Two clubs with very different hopes and aspirations going into today’s match at St James Park.
Newcastle in seventeenth place hoping to banish any remaining relegation worries, whilst Arsenal have little interest in today’s match, with all thoughts on their Europa League semi-final second leg on Thursday and hopes of winning the competition to then qualify for next season’s Champions League.
So, all to play for.
In advance of the Newcastle v Arsenal clash, some key killer stats to consider…
In his entire management career, Steve Bruce has won only two of 23 Premier League matches against Arsenal.
If Newcastle are victorious, it would the first time for 17 months that Steve Bruce has managed two Premier League home wins in a row with NUFC.
In 24 of 33 Premier League matches in 2020/21, Newcastle have failed to score a goal in the first half.
Callum Wilson’s 10 league goals this season have all come in the second half.
Arsenal have won 15 of their last 16 PL matches against Newcastle.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would become the first Arsenal player to score in five successive appearances against an opponent in all competitions since Olivier Giroud’s six-match streak against Aston Villa between 2013 and 2016.
Arsenal have only lost in three of their 22 most recent visits to St James Park.
The last 11 months have seen Newcastle United keep only one clean sheet in 20 home Premier League games (0-0 draw with Liverpool).
If Newcastle win, it would be the first time Arsenal have lost 14 games in a 38 match Premier League season (Newcastle have already lost 15 this season, so far…).
The Gunners have failed to score in 12 league games this season, their worst record since 1994-95 (Newcastle have failed to score in 11 PL games so far in 2020/21).
Mikel Arteta has won all nine of his competitive matches as an Arsenal player and manager against Newcastle.
Arsenal have won the FA Cup four times in the last seven years. Arsenal have won the FA Cup seven times in the last twenty years.
Newcastle United in these 14 years (so far) of Mike Ashley, have beaten one Premier League side in an FA Cup match. In 2012, Newcastle won 2-1 (THAT Hatem Ben Arfa goal plus very decent Jonas winner) at St James Park against Blackburn in the FA Cup third round, who went on to be relegated that season.
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