Arsenal legend makes his prediction ahead of Newcastle clash
Arsenal host Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United on the back of an embarrassing defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The Gunners have been blown away in all three matches that they have played against England’s, and arguably one of the world’s, best at the moment: Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
While it might be a cause of concern for some, other fans have a laidback attitude on it. And nobody can be blamed for it.
At least Arsenal have won the matches they have been expected to win. And that’s all you can ask from the young team Mikel Arteta has at his disposal.
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The next match is against Newcastle United at home. Another great opportunity to climb up the table, but not a straightforward task at all, despite the Magpies being rock bottom in the league.
Last weekend, the Northeast based club showed signs of attacking fluidity under Eddie Howe, one of the most coveted English managers.
But the team still looks raw and let in three goals at home. Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson expects Arsenal to bounce back after the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
In his exclusive column for Sportskeeda, he said, “I would expect Arsenal to get back on the horse against Newcastle. They proved that they’re flat-track bullies last weekend.”
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‘Don’t see Newcastle troubling Arsenal,’ claims Merson
“They’ve played a game apiece against the top three and they’ve been completely and utterly blown away this season. It is a worrying sign, but they have been winning games that they are expected to win.”
The footballer-turned-pundit, who made 358 appearances for Arsenal, continued,” Newcastle didn’t get a particularly great result against Brentford the other day, but they did have a good game. Their fans want to see good football from them, but I don’t see them troubling Arsenal this weekend.”
Merson’s score prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle
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