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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Newcastle United v Arsenal: Can the Gunners get the job done?


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The mission for Arsene Wenger this afternoon is clear, win and you play in the Champions League again. Anything else and rivals Tottenham - who play Sunderland at home - can pip them to a place in Europe.

The Gunners have been in this position time and time again. Wenger has never failed to qualify for Europe's elite competition and I don't think he is about to start now. However, Newcastle United are not going to roll over and let the Gunners leave victorious. They have had a poor season by their standards and Alan Pardew -who has always had his problems with Wenger down the years - would love to end the campaign on a high.

It is being reported this morning that Newcastle chairman and Spurs fan Mike Ashley will share £1m between the club's non-playing staff if the Mags can defeat Arsenal this afternoon. Talk about an incentive for the players. After a season that almost got them relegated, the chance to give the backroom personnel a financial boost could spur them on.

The Gunners have only lost one of their past 11 meetings with Newcastle although they have had to make do with a point in their last two visits to St James' Park. However, the home side haven't scored in their past two home game - and it has been six years since they failed to do so three games in a row.

Arsenal start as favourites but anything can happen on the final day. 

Newcastle United v Arsenal; Kick Off 4pm May 19 2013

Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Josh Ben Moshe

1

V

2

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

1

V

2

Chelsea

Apoorva Ankur

2

V

1

Everton

Chris Goodwin

1

V

3

Fulham

Neil Springate

0

V

1

Liverpool

Dave Disciascio

1

V

3

Man City

Callum Rothwell

1

V

2

Man United

Peter Johnstone

1

V

2

Newcastle

Greg Hall

3

V

2

Norwich

Sue Read

1

V

3

QPR

John Jaycock

TBA

V

TBA

Reading

Jon Keen

TBA

V

TBA

Southampton

Andy Saunders

2

V

0

Stoke City

Peter Holland

1

V

2

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

1

V

3

Swansea

Jim Barry

3

V

3

Spurs

Adam Crawford

2

V

1

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

1

V

0

West Ham

Matt Beeby

TBA

V

TBA

Wigan

Jimmy Shine

TBA

V

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

OUR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

Writer

Colin Illingworth

1

V

3

Writer

Steve Coulter

0

V

2

Writer

Hugh Larkin

2

V

2

Writer

Mitch Waddon

1

V

2

Writer

Chris Pettitt

1

V

2

Writer

Sarshar Hosseinnia    

TBA

V    

TBA

Blackburn fan

Terry Kennedy

1

V

1

Bolton fan

David Blackburn

1

V

2

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

3

V

2

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

TBA

V

TBA

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

1

V

2

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

TBA    

V

TBA

Wolves fan

Chris Cox

1

V

1

Editor

Antony Melvin

0

V

1

Panel Verdict

Away win.

Home: 6; Draw: 4; Away: 17. TBA 7.

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