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There is still a long way to go for this youthful Arsenal side, as evidenced by their humbling at the hands of Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool, and the scoreline could have been even more embarrassing for the Gunners had it not been for the heroics of Aaron Ramsdale.
However, the Englishman’s resolve was eventually broken through a Sadio Mane header which he would have been frustrated not to save, and Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Takumi Minamino would complete the rout for a ruthless Liverpool in the second half.
A resurgent Arsenal missed the chance to rise into the top four last weekend, but Mikel Arteta‘s side remain fifth in the rankings amid their turnaround in fortunes – three points behind West Ham United following their defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Arsenal’s -4 goal difference certainly does not embody that of a side with aspirations of a European return, but home is where the heart is for the Gunners, who have taken 13 points from the last 15 on offer at the Emirates Stadium.
In fact, Arsenal boast the joint-best home record this year alongside Manchester City and Chelsea – the latter being the only team to beat their capital counterparts in North London so far this season – and they have never lost a home game versus the side starting the gameweek at the bottom of the table.
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns to contend with for this game, and Arteta has given the hosts a major boost over Granit Xhaka (knee), who could now be in line for a return before the calendar year ends.
Sead Kolasinac continues to recuperate from his serious ankle problem, but there should be a change at left-back regardless, with Kieran Tierney displacing Nuno Tavares after the Portuguese’s nervy Anfield display.
Other than Tierney’s reintroduction, it should be as you were for the Gunners, as Albert Sambi Lokonga continues to hold his place in midfield despite pressure from Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
As for Newcastle, Fabian Schar had to be taken off with a hamstring strain against Brentford, so Emil Krafth may be drafted into the defence if Howe sticks with a three-man rearguard.
Joe Willock has lost his goalscoring touch but will aim to start against his former club – the same goes for Isaac Hayden – and it would not be surprising to see Martin Dubravka return in between the sticks.
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Paul Dummett is the only definite absentee for the visitors, while Dwight Gayle is doubtful with a thigh issue, and Howe will be in the dugout after recovering from coronavirus.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Saka, Partey, Lokonga, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang, Lacazette
Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark; Murphy, Willock, Hayden, Ritchie; Joelinton, Wilson, Saint-Maximin