Newcastle v Arsenal - Pub Ammo

Budweiser Premier Predictor Key Opta Insights

  • Steve Bruce's record against Arsenal is pretty minging. He's lost more against the Gunners than he has against any other side as a manager, winning just twice in 27 attempts – a win ratio of 7.4%.
  • Just one of Newcastle’s last 25 Premier League home games has ended in a draw.
  • New boy David Luiz has plenty of work to do, his new club kept just one clean sheet in their 19 away league games last season.

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Footy Quiz (see answers below)

1. Steve Bruce is set to become just the second man to take charge of both Newcastle and Sunderland. Who was the first?

2. Which Arsenal midfielder was sent off with the score 4-0 before the Toon Army produced an epic comeback to draw 4-4 in the 2010/11 season?

3. 22-year-old Brazilian Joelinton was signed for £40million from which European club?

4. Who was transferred from Tyneside to Spurs in 1988 for £5million?

5. Which company - no longer operational - was the Magpies shirt sponsor from 2003-2011?

Classic Clips

A goal more iconic than Pat Butcher’s earrings.

If extra-terrestrials ever needed help comprehending the phenomenon that is the Premier League, show them this tape.

Peak Theo Walcott...

Did You Know?

  • Arsenal are have won 12 of their last 13 matches against Newcastle, losing once.
  • Only 15th placed Burnley and 14th placed Bournemouth and the bottom two clubs (Fulham and Huddersfield) conceded more away goals then Arsenal last season.
  • The Magpies have won six of their last eight at St James’ Park, but also suffered two defeats in their last three games.

Quiz Answers

1. Sam Allardyce

2. Abou Diaby

3. Hoffenheim

4. Paul Gascoigne

5. Northern Rock