Arsenal vs Newcastle live stream: How to watch Premier League clash – kick-off time, TV channel and team news
Feb. 16, 2020
Mid-table rivals Arsenal and Newcastle go head-to-head in north London this weekend.
The Gunners and the Toon are both on 31 points and have drawn seven of their last eight combined.
Arsenal won 1-0 at St James’ Park back in August thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winner.
Arsenal vs Newcastle: How to watch
The Premier League clash will get underway at 4:30pm on Sunday, February 16.
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and on Sky Sports Main Event from 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
Arsenal vs Newcastle: What has been said?
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta: “I think we have to generate some defensive stability, but not by defending deep. I don’t like that.
“It’s by defending high and pressing the opponent as much as possible. But the process – together as many times as possible in the most efficient way – has to be done properly from here.
“If not, in two passes when you arrive there, that transition is impossible to control because you are too far from the opponent. So we need to do that well first to be able to generate and sustain our attacks as many times as possible during the games.”
Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce: “We’ve got 13 games to go and have got ourselves in a decent position. It gives us the platform to have a decent season.
“I think we’ve done okay. We’ve had huge problems over six weeks and fair play to the squad for showing that resilience.”
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Team news
Arsenal will continue to be without January recruits Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari.
The match will come too soon for Mari, who is expected to join the squad in the next week or so, while Soares will have to wait longer and is yet to return to training.
Kieran Tierney will also miss out with a long-term shoulder injury, although Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are back in contention after they both had thigh problems.
Newcastle striker Joelinton is fit to take his place in the squad.
The £40million Brazilian was unable to continue after scoring his third goal of the season in the FA Cup fourth-round replay victory at Oxford on February 4 but has recovered from a rib problem in time to feature.
Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto are back in training but unlikely to travel, while Andy Carroll remains on the sidelines.
Kevin Campbell impressed by new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, but wanted Max Allegri initially
Arsenal vs Newcastle: Match stats
Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games against Newcastle, losing the other 1-2 at St James’ Park in April 2018. Newcastle have lost each of their last seven Premier League away games against Arsenal, since winning 1-0 at the Emirates thanks to an Andy Carroll goal in November 2010. Arsenal are unbeaten in all competitions so far in 2020 (W3 D4), though they have drawn their last four league games after beating Manchester United on New Year’s Day. Arsenal have dropped nine points from winning positions in home Premier League games this season – only in 2001-02 (14) and 2004-05 (11) have they lost more at home in a single campaign in the competition. Newcastle are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (W1 D3), last having a longer run without defeat in the competition between April-May 2016 (6 games). Newcastle are averaging 9.9 shots per game in the Premier League this season, their lowest average in a season in the competition we have on record (since 1997-98). Arsenal haven’t lost a home league match in February since 2006, when West Ham became the last side to beat the Gunners at Highbury. They’ve won 20 and drawn five of their 25 such games since. Mikel Arteta (W1 D5 L1) is just the second Arsenal manager to win only one of his first seven league games in charge of the club after Steve Burtenshaw in 1986.