Holders Arsenal host Newcastle at the Emirates in the FA Cup 3rd round on Saturday evening.
Arsenal after a dismal start to their season, have found some form with 3 wins in the last 3 games. However, the Magpies face contrasting fortunes as they are winless in the last 6 games.
FA Cup Arsenal vs Newcastle: Preview
Arsenal comes into this fixture on the back of a 4-0 demolition of West Brom. However, squad rotation is expected with many senior players rested. Meanwhile, 6-time champions Newcastle United are on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.
However, with a daunting relegation 6-pointer against Sheffield United on the horizon, Manager Steve Bruce could rest key players.
Arsenal Form D-L-L-W-W-W
Newcastle United form: L-D-L-L-D-L
FA Cup Arsenal vs Newcastle: Team News
Summer signing Thomas Partey is back in training along with Gabriel, who is back after testing positive for COVID. Youngster Gabriel Martinelli is expected to start alongside Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock. Likes of Dani Ceballos, Cedric, and Ainsley Maitland Niles are also in contention to start the game.
Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser are still unavailable for Magpies. Former Gunner Isaac Hayden is back after serving a one-match ban.
FA Cup Arsenal vs Newcastle: Prediction
If Newcastle beat Gunners, it would be a giant-killing result. However, Arsenal have a strong history in this competition and is expected to win this fixture at home.
Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle
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