Arsenal go into today’s lunchtime game in the Premier League as favourites to beat Newcastle, but here are five reasons the Gunners will lose on Tyneside…
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5. Defensive injuries
Arsenal kept a clean sheet in Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle, but they were aided by a lot of luck.
With Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny out, the Gunners had to name Gabriel and Calum Chambers at centre-back.
Gabriel looked good, but Chambers struggled.
Newcastle will rightly target Chambers and could win the game as a result of the former Southampton’s starlet’s awkwardness.