Arsenal cannot afford to feel complacent against Newcastle

Newcastle has a poor record at the Emirates, but Arsenal should be careful... By Sylvester Kwentua

Hello again. In the English Premier League, we have always had teams that find it hard winning games in certain stadiums; and this is what makes the EPL fun. However, we have also seen situations where teams would go to a ground they have never won or not won in a long while, and rewrite history! This is exactly what the EPL is about. Making and breaking history.

On Saturday against Newcastle, Arsenal would look to continue their impressive home record against Newcastle, while Newcastle will be looking to rewrite history against an Arsenal team that is gearing to restart a winning run that was partially disrupted by Liverpool last weekend. Who will carry the day? Arsenal or Newcastle? My heart and my head tells me Arsenal would win the game, but then Newcastle is capable of spoiling the show for Arsenal, that is why Arsenal needs to watch it.

On Saturday, the game will be intense and is expected to be entertaining. Newcastle, under the management of new owners, would want to throw all they got against Arsenal, to announce their intentions to start mixing it up with the big clubs in the league.

Arsenal, on the other hand, will want to prove that the loss they recorded the last time they played, is not going to disrupt the new found rhythm in the team. With these two possible scenarios likely to come into play, then one cannot overemphasise how ticklish the game can be for Arsenal, if they don’t bring their A game to the party on Saturday. Hopefully, the boys know this already, if one is to put into consideration what Arteta said, during the pre match press conference, as reported by football.london.

Arteta was asked about Newcastle’s poor record at Arsenal’s ground and this was his response: “Let’s keep going, but this is a new game. Obviously there are some changes happening there, you can see the momentum that is building. It’s different, when you see the last game that they played as well, you see some different things… New manager, new coaching staff, so let’s be prepared.”

Arteta’s response summed up everything I  just wrote. Let’s be prepared for a really tough game on Saturday.

We are Arsenal and proud.

Sylvester

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8 Comments

        1. @gai
          They only celebrated their good fortune. Nothing shameless in that. We would have done the same had Stan sold off to some oil rich crew…
          Big ups to them. Wish them all the best…

          1. They celebrated the bloody royal oligarchy money. They also called Steve Bruce all sorts of names, instead of making constructive criticisms

  1. Never mind new, rich owners starting “mixing it up with the big clubs in the League”, in the future maybe but right now they are in a genuine relegation fight, the owners have sacked a decent Manager who has shown himself to be quite good at avoiding relegation in the recent past and brought in someone more maybe for how they see the future if they survive, so difficult to know what to expect from them tomorrow really

    Eddie Howe hasn’t been able to work with the squad yet so any “new gaffer” effect may not be there yet, having not been at training will he even pick the team?

    In theory it should be similar to the Watford game but you never know, they could surprise us, in Saint-Maximin and Wilson they will be a test for out defence, particularly on the break and if Howe’s no 2 has been able to tighten them up a bit at the back in his absence we will have to improve our goal scoring record this season to win it.

    So, complacent?, absolutely not but we are at home and if we play the way we can we should take all the points

  2. The problem with Arsenal is they win smaller teams before even starting the game. Consequently, they struggle and have not been able to get plenty of goals against them. The commitment is not the same as when we play bigger teams

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