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Paul Merson has given his prediction for the upcoming Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United.
The Gunners are currently 5th in the league table, while the Magpies are 20th in the relegation zone.
Both sides will be hoping to have a successful game when they face each other on Saturday.
However, Merson believes Mikel Arteta’s team will be the winners. He is backing Arsenal to beat the opponents with a score of 3 – 0.
“I would expect Arsenal to get back on the horse against Newcastle. They proved that they’re flat-track bullies last weekend,” the pundit said (via Metro UK).
“They’ve played a game apiece against the top three and they’ve been completely and utterly blown away this season. It is a worrying sign, but they have been winning games that they are expected to win.
“Newcastle didn’t get a particularly great result against Brentford the other day, but they did have a good game.
“Their fans want to see good football from them, but I don’t see them troubling Arsenal this weekend.
“Arsenal were on a 10-game unbeaten streak before Liverpool ended their purple patch.
“Newcastle showed signs of improvement against Brentford but will find it difficult to keep Arsenal at bay.”