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Newcastle United vs Arsenal - 21/03/15 3PM Lick Off.


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5/2 for Arsenal -1  :yao: Free money.


Bookies have cottoned on to how difficult we are to score against. Arsenal, with their dearth of attacking options, will be no match for big Mike and his defensive warriors. I'm absolutely certain we'll defend like heroes and snuff out their puny threat with consummate ease.

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Here are some reasons to look forward to this game:


  • Arsenal are one of the best teams in the country. A win would be a major scalp.
  • We have only lost three home games all season. A good result here would extend this very decent record
  • This season Arsenal have lost away to Southampton, Stoke and Swansea, suggesting they are beatable
  • Our chances of a good result are boosted by Arsenal's tiring and potentially dispiriting midweek trip to Monaco.
  • Unlike other 'Top 6' sides, Arsenal have not been able to batter us at St James Park in recent years, scoring just 2 goals in their last 3 visits to St James Park. Assuming this trend continues, we should at least be competitive.
  • In football, teams often up their games after a cathartic poor result jolts them into life. Our 3-0 defeat to Everton could do this to us.
  • No one is expecting us to win so the players will be playing without pressure, which could be conducive to a good performance
  • We could see a vintage Moussa Sissoko performance. Arsenal are 'the club of his heart' so he may well up his game.
  • No matter how poor a coach John Carver is, the law of averages suggest we should still get at least one really good result under his tenure. For example, under Joe Kinnear we earned surprise wins over Spurs and Villa. Under Howard Wilkinson, Sunderland beat Liverpool. Under Steve Kean, Blackburn earned a stunning 4-3 win over - you guessed it - Arsenal.

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