Arsenal vs Newcastle United: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Gunners' top-four plans have hit a rocky patch, with poor results contributing to a tumble down the league table

Arsenal will hope to climb back up the table with a win when they host Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners could only draw against London rivals West Ham during the week, a result which saw them slip to seventh and extended their winless run in the Premier League to three games.

Newcastle are enduring a terrible run of form, without a win in their last eight games - seven of which were defeats - and they are in danger of being sucked in to a relegation battle.

Game Arsenal vs Newcastle United
Date Saturday, December 16
Time 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Olivier Giroud Arsenal

The game is not being shown live in the United Kingdom because it falls within the Saturday 'blackout' period, but highlights will be available to watch on BBC.

UK TV channel Online stream
BBC (highlights) N/A

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SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Cech, Ospina, Macey, Iliev
Defenders Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Chambers, Bellerin, Kolasinac
Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Sheaf, Willock, Dragomir, Gilmour, McGuane, Reine-Adelaide
Forwards Sanchez, Lacazette, Giroud, Welbeck, Akpom, Nketiah, Dasilva, Nelson

Shkodran Mustafi has resumed training but Arsene Wenger is unsure whether to take a risk by using the Germany international for the game.

Aaron Ramsey is out of action for up to three weeks so will not be available, while Theo Walcott is nursing a groin injury and will not be risked.

Santi Cazorla, meanwhile, is a long-term absentee as he endured another setback in his foot injury.

Potential Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.

Position Newcastle players
Goalkeepers Elliot, Darlow, Woodman
Defenders Clark, Dummett, Lascelles, Mbemba, Manquillo, Lejeune, Yedlin, Haidara, Gamez, Sterry
Midfielders Colback, Murphy, Diame, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Merino, Aarons, Saivet, Atsu, Barlaser
Forwards Gayle, Ayoze, Joselu, Mitrovic

Newcastle currently have no injury worries coming into the game, but they will be without Jonjo Shelvey, who is suspended after receiving a red card against Everton during the week.

Potential Newcastle starting XI: Darlow; Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Yedlin; Ritchie, Merino, Hayden, Murphy; Gayle, Joselu.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Joselu Newcastle United Premier Leauge

Arsenal are 1/4 favourites according to dabblebet, with Newcastle priced at 10/1 to win. A draw between the sides at the Emirates is considered a 5/1 bet.

Alexandre Lacazette is the Gunners' top scorer and he is 9/4 to score first, while Magpies forward Dwight Gayle is 10/1.

Click here to see dabblebet's markets for the game, including goalscorer odds, correct score predicitions and more.


GAME PREVIEW


Laurent Koscielny Arsenal

Arsenal were left with a familiar sense of frustration after they were held to a scoreless draw against West Ham on Wednesday and questions have once again been raised around the suitability of Wenger to continue steering the fortunes of the north London club.

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The result saw the Gunners tumble down to seventh in the Premier League and, while they are just a point removed from fourth, the pressure is once again mounting on the long-serving manager.

With a League Cup quarter-final against West Ham as well as games against Liverpool and Chelsea to play in the coming weeks, it will be vital to kick-start a recovery at home to Newcastle on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez's side may be hurtling on a downward trajectory, but, as they look up at Burnley, Liverpool and Tottenham, the Gunners cannot take anything for granted against a team desperately trying to prevent themselves from being dragged into a relegation scrap.

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