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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Arsenal v Newcastle United: Gunners aim to rub salt in United's wounds


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Arsenal v Newcastle

Newcastle United haven't won on their travels all season and will be hurting after taking the lead three times at Old Trafford but leaving with nothing. Today they take on Arsenal at the Emirates in the evening kick-off and Alan Pardew will be desperate for his side to get a result.

Arsenal have had a fair few ding-dong games with Newcastle down the years. Only last season they needed a last-gasp goal from Thomas Vermaelen to secure all three points while the season before that Andy Carroll stunned the home fans by scoring the only goal of the game. This will be another tight affair but Arsenal, who didn't play on Boxing Day, should be feeling fresher and fitter.

The Newcastle United players need to be picked up following that seven-goal thriller at Manchester United and I'm sure Pardew will find the right words to fire them up. If not then Arsenal could carve them open with the creativity and guile of Cazorla, Wilshere and Arteta.

There's no love loss between Wenger and Pardew but both should be on their best behaviour following the fall-out from Sir Alex Ferguson's rant at the officials on Boxing Day. But who will come out on top? Could Demba Ba, who Arsene Wenger has ruled out making a January move for, make the Frenchman think again with a masterclass up front? Our pundits have their say.

Arsenal v Newcastle United; Kick Off 5.30pm December 29 2012

Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Josh Ben Moshe

TBA

V

TBA

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

2

V

1

Chelsea

Joe Tyler

TBA

V

TBA

Everton

Chris Goodwin

3

V

1

Fulham

Neil Springate

2

V

1

Liverpool

Dave Disciascio

0

V

2

Man City

Callum Rothwell

2

V

0

Man United

Alex Richert

2

V

2

Newcastle

Greg Hall

0

V

1

Norwich

Sue Read

2

V

3

QPR

John Jaycock

2

V

1

Reading

Jon Keen

2

V

0

Southampton

Andy Saunders

4

V

0

Stoke City

Jack Heaney

TBA

V

TBA

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

2

V

1

Swansea

Jim Barry

5

V

2

Spurs

Adam Crawford

TBA    

V

TBA

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

2

V

0

West Ham

Matt Beeby

TBA

V

TBA

Wigan

Jimmy Shine

2

V

0

 

 

 

 

 

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Writer

Colin Illingworth

3

V

1

Writer

Steve Coulter

3

V

0

Writer

Hugh Larkin

2

V

1

Writer

Mitch Waddon

2

V

0

Writer

Chris Pettitt

2

V

0

Writer

Sarshar Hosseinnia    

2

V    

0

Blackburn fan

Terry Kennedy

2

V

1

Bolton fan

David Blackburn

2

V

0

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

2

V

1

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

2

V

0

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

2

V

0

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

2

V

2

Wolves fan

Chris Cox

2

V

0

Editor

Antony Melvin

1

V

0

Panel Verdict

Home win.

Home: 24; Draw: 2; Away: 3. TBA 5.

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