Gunners should stroll to another success.
We would imagine that most Newcastle United players and fans just want the current season to end. It’s been a fairly traumatic one for Magpies’ supporters. Their team may still end up in the top half of the Premier League table but it’s as obvious as the contrast between the black and white stripes on their shirt that the squad needs major reinforcement.
United have slipped to defeat in every one of their last five Premier League games and have won only four of the 17 they have played since Boxing Day – the sale of key midfielder Yohan Cabaye and injuries having hit them hard. Their top scorer is a loanee from a Championship club and he’s unlikely to be at St James Park next season.
You would certainly fear for the Magpies next time around if owner Mike Ashley doesn’t allow Alan Pardew to spend a significant amount on transfers over the summer. That said, there is no guarantee that Pardew will still be in the hot seat come August. Many fans blame him for their recent slump and most have yet to forgive him for that infamous touchline head-butt on Hull’s David Meyler. When his team needed him, he wasn’t even allowed inside the stadium and who’s to say his anger issues have been resolved.
Unfortunately, Newcastle look like lambs to the slaughter for their penultimate away game in the campaign as a record of just one goal in five matches testifies.
Arsenal have only lost one of their last six and, though their title hopes have gone, are finishing the season strongly. They are still locked in a battle for the final Champions League place with Everton so must keep winning but have looked an altogether different side since the return from injury of Aaron Ramsey.
The Welshman scored the opener in last week’s stroll against Hull City and will still be keen to make up for lost time. Injuries have more or less ruined the Gunners’ hopes of league glory this season but they are in the FA Cup Final so still have an excellent chance of finally collecting some silverware and their squad will be keen to impress Arsene Wenger with Wembley places up for grabs.
There is surely only one way that this game is going to go and Arsenal are 2/9 to take all the points. They should also overturn a two-goal deficit on the European handicap at 17/10 as United’s body language gave plenty away once Swansea equalised last week. Ramsey is 6/1 to be the game’s first goalscorer.
The match kicks of at 8pm tomorrow evening in the Emirates.
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