Home » Sport

Michael Owen states his prediction for Newcastle v Arsenal

15 April, 2018, 00:55 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Newcastle United

Newcastle United have an opportunity to surpass the 40-point Premier League safety mark when they face an Arsenal side who weathered a tough tie in Russian Federation to progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League.

For a promoted team this is quite an achievement with six games of the season still remaining, yet there is little sense that this is an bi-product of Newcastle being a well run club. The Magpies have a ten-point buffer between themselves and the bottom three and sit in the top half after beating Leicester City last weekend. All things considered, though, there may be an opportunity for the hosts to cause an upset.

"Arsene Wenger will make some changes, although one in particular will surely strengthen the Gunners' chances of a first domestic away win of 2018".

"That is something really exceptional, you do not find it in many players".

Granit Xhaka may return after missing Thursday's game through illness, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comes back into the fold having been cup-tied.


The £56 million club-record signing has scored six goals in seven appearances since his January move. With Aubameyang around, Benitez simply can not rest easy, not that he would anyway. Given that he has been used sparingly in the league of late, that weird statistic may yet continue; Newcastle will be confident if that is the case, while being fully aware that, on their day, Arsenal can run riot.

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is a big fan and repeatedly wanted to not only bring him in but strike a loan deal that included a buy-option.

Mohamed Elneny is also available after winning an appeal against the red card he received against Southampton. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out for the season with a knee injury. You can't stop speculation about players, but I was talking with him for a while last week, the focus is just trying to improve his game.

Three straight wins have seen Newcastle rocket up the Premier League table to tenth place and effectively secure their top flight status.

The powerful Serbian has certainly landed on his feet after heading to Craven Cottage and the sort of form he is showing for both club and country mean that Newcastle will be having second thoughts about letting him leave. Whoever starts for them will have the ability to cause problems, too.

Recommended:



Popular

Gmail working on self-expiring emails
The redesigned Gmail will be available to its G Suite customers and general users as an early access program in coming few weeks. The message behind the link disappears after some time, but this doesn't mean that the intermediate email also disappears.

Erdogan says Turkey anxious about 'wrestling' of world powers over Syria
He tweeted that Russian Federation should get ready for a strike on Syria after Moscow reportedly vowed to shoot down missiles. On January 20, Turkey, together with the Free Syrian Army opposition forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.

Royal wedding: Meghan and Harry choose photographer with royal ties
TMZ report that she was accompanied by four bodyguards as she headed into the VFS Global UK Visa Application Centre on Thursday. That part of the guest list hasn't been publicly disclosed, but will include people the royal couple know personally.

UW research links brain injuries with dementia
They identified and cumulative effect, and found dementia risk rises with repeated episodes of brain injury. For example, one traumatic brain injury is associated with about a 22 percent increased risk of dementia.

Luis Severino may have tipped his pitches vs. Red Sox Tuesday
Facing Sale for the first time, Major League Baseball strikeout leader Giancarlo Stanton added a pair of Ks to his total (22). Last night they were almost flawless , combining to go 8-for-9 with eight runs, nine RBIs, four walks and a sacrifice fly.

This Is The Impact Of Gender Wage Gap
Median wages of MS women who are mothers fall below the overall median, earning $0.71 on the dollar compared to fathers. Wyoming has the largest gap between men and women at 36 percent with NY and DE taking the top spots at 11 percent.

Mark Zuckerberg testimony: Everything to know before you watch
Nelson said Zuckerberg told the senator on Monday that his company had been lied to by the firm, a notion Nelson called "naive". Zuckerberg pledged to limit the information the platform developers can access and they have to get users' approval.

Russian aluminium giant Rusal share price almost halves after U.S. sanctions
The share price of the company "RUSAL" on Monday morning fell more than 40 % on the Hong Kong stock exchange and by 46.9% in the Moscow exchange.

New York Police hunting MMA star Conor McGregor following attack
Two athletes were wounded, forcing them to be pulled from the upcoming UFC 223 card, the Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed. UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities.

Cannes Film Festival to host global premiere of 'Solo
He was been working in Hollywood as well with projects like SINGULARITY; LOVE YOU TO DEATH, THE DARJEELING LTD and HARE KRISHNA. Entertainment Weekly has additional details about the film festival's ties to the franchise and Star Wars creator George Lucas.