On Sunday afternoon, the game that will determine who finishes second or third in the Premier League will take place at St. James' Park. The match will pit championship contender Arsenal against third-place Newcastle United.

The Gunners hold a 13-point advantage over the Magpies, while Mikel Arteta's team is just one point below Manchester City, who also have an encounter in hand.

Newcastle vs Arsenal

The fact that Newcastle is now six points within the top four and has a game in hand over fifth-placed Liverpool means that the Magpies have almost ensured that they will play in the Champions League the following year.

It is reasonable to say that Newcastle has had an outstanding season up to this point. They have only lost four of their 33 Premier League games, and they have won 18 of those games and drawn 11 of them.

The team captained by Eddie Howe enters Sunday's contest on a three-game winning streak. They have most recently defeated Tottenham Hotspur (6-1), Everton (4-1), and Southampton (3-1) in their previous outings.

In addition to that, the Magpies have won eight of their most recent nine matches in the Premier League, and in every single one of those triumphs, they have scored at least two goals.

Newcastle feels confident that they can give Arsenal a run for their money even though they have the strongest defensive record in the league, allowing just 27 goals so far this season.

As for Arsenal, early in the campaign, it seemed like they were going to claim the Premier League crown, but Manchester City has already surpassed the Gunners and is in first place for the time being.

This season, Arteta's team has started well in the league, winning 24 of their first 29 matches. However, since then they have struggled, and as a result, they have only earned six points out of a potential 15.

After playing to three consecutive draws with Liverpool, West Ham United, and Southampton, Arsenal fell to Manchester City and were defeated 4-1, but they quickly got back on track and defeated Chelsea by a score of 3-1 in their most recent match.

It is important to note that in each of Arsenal's most recent eight meetings, both sides have scored at least one goal, which indicates that we should see a lot of activity at St. James' Park.

In head-to-head competition, Newcastle is currently riding a two-game winning streak against Arsenal.

Newcastle's 2-0 victory at St. James' Park served as the start of this streak, which continued with a scoreless draw at the Emirates in January.

Despite this, Arsenal has faced Newcastle nine times in the Premier League during the last nine seasons and has won six of those matches without allowing a single goal against them.

In terms of the team, Jamaal Lascelles and Emil Krafth have been ruled out for the match on Sunday due to injuries, while Allan Saint-Maximin and Sean Longstaff are listed as being questionable.

On the other hand, William Saliba, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Mohamed Elneny are all sidelined due to injuries, so Arsenal are keeping their fingers crossed that Gabriel will be able to return to action soon.

Although Newcastle have been outstanding as of late, particularly when playing on their own turf, Arsenal are still in the hunt for the crown.

In addition, the Gunners have only been victorious once in the previous five matches that they have participated in.

 Newcastle vs Arsenal match TV channels in Kenya

  • K24 Plus
  • Live Football App
  • DSTV
  • Canal+ 

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