Having not yet faced second-placed Manchester City, a meeting with the third-placed Toon is, on paper, the de facto most difficult game Mikel Arteta’s men have dealt with while sat seven points clear at the top.
Both teams have only lost once in the league and Newcastle will feel that victory in the capital will mark out their own surprise title credentials.
Arsenal’s top-four bid was wrecked by defeat on Tyneside last season and they will be desperate to avoid a similar outcome in this one.
Here are all the details...
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Newcastle is scheduled for a 7.45pm GMT kick-off today, Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
The match will take place at Emirates Stadium.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Newcastle
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at the ground.
Arsenal vs Newcastle team news
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Subs: Turner, Tierney, Holding, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Lokonga, Elneny, Marquinhos, Butler-Oyedeji.
Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Bruno, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson.
Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Anderson.
Arsenal vs Newcastle prediction
The Magpies have been a truly tough nut to crack this season and have the potential to create real issues for Arsenal.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Newcastle’s win over the Gunners in May ended a run of eight-straight defeats in these meetings.
Arsenal wins: 83
Newcastle wins: 68
Arsenal vs Newcastle match odds
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).