Another weekend, another set of fixtures – but this time, the focus will be on the FA Cup as opposed to the Premier League with Arsenal attempting to defend their trophy once again. Mikel Arteta’s men have been through their fair share of ups and downs so far this season, and that trend is probably going to continue as we venture through these strange times.
This game offers up a great chance for the Gunners to build on their three-game winning streak, and given the team they’re facing, they should fancy their chances.
Arsenal always seem to turn it on in the cup competitions whether it be the FA Cup or the Europa League, and occasionally even the League Cup – and they need to summon that consistency once again if Arteta is serious about trying to go after in the competition this season. Nobody knows what’s going to be coming around the next corner with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic but for the time being, we can’t think about that. All fans want to be thinking about is the prospect of winning this game and they should definitely be considered the favourites.
Regardless of whether or not you think Steve Bruce is the right man for the job on Tyneside, it’s safe to say the fanbase isn’t universally satisfied with the style of football Newcastle are playing right now. They are in desperate need of something different in terms of the way they’re performing, and with the January transfer window being upon us, now is the time for Bruce to act in the transfer market. Alas, we aren’t expecting that to be able to save them during this game.
Our prediction is that Arsenal will manage to stick to their current run of strong form and beat Newcastle United this weekend, and we hope they won’t have too many issues in getting the job done. There are many fringe players who have an opportunity to really rise up and be counted at the Emirates, especially given how embarrassing it would be if the club was to slip out at the third round stage. We’re under no illusions that this is going to be a walk in the park, but we do feel as if a win here would do more for Arsenal Football Club than most realise.
Will Arsenal go on a deep run in the FA Cup this season?