Arsenal vs Newcastle FA Cup Live Football Score 9 Jan 2021
Arsenal will be looking to book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they welcome fellow Premier League side Newcastle United to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Gunners will enter the match off the back of three straight Premier League victories, but Newcastle are winless in their last six matches in all competitions during a disappointing run.
There was serious pressure on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta when Manchester City recorded a 4-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on December 22.
However, it has been a strong couple of weeks for the capital outfit, who have beaten Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion in their last three league fixtures to rise into 11th position in the table.
Arsenal are the holders of the FA Cup, beating Chelsea in last season’s final to lift the trophy for the 14th time, making them the most successful side in the history of the competition.
Last season, Arsenal had raised a lot of eyebrows with performances in the FA Cup. A Mikel Arteta-led squad beat the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea on their way to securing the coveted trophy, with the Spaniard even making history by becoming the first footballer to win the FA Cup both as a player and as a manager.
Things have been quite different this season, however, with Arteta’s job even coming under heavy scrutiny following a disastrous start to the Premier League campaign that saw Arsenal being shockingly involved in the relegation scrap.
Fortunately for the Gunners, a run of three back-to-back wins in the league has gone a long way in helping them recover, meaning they are now heading into their third Round FA Cup fixture against Newcastle United full of confidence. Arsenal can even be deemed as undisputed favourites, especially considering their opponents’ poor run of form.
The Magpies have indeed failed to register a single win in all competitions since their 2-1 triumph over relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion back in early December. Incidentally, Arsenal’s last victory has also come against the Baggies, with the Gunners securing a convincing 4-0 success over Sam Allardyce’s men last weekend.
However, past records or form rarely matter in these cup fixtures and here, at The Hard Tackle, we will run the rule over these two teams ahead of their FA Cup meeting on Saturday.