Newcastle will kick off this year facing arguably the toughest opponents and that too in their backyard! The Magpies take on the Gunners in their first encounter of the year and will hope to take something back home unlike their previous meeting which ended in a hammering of the St James Park outfit.
Arsenal is at the peak of the table on the back of scintillating performances by the players. Newcastle, on the other hand, are clinging to dear life at the bottom of the table at the 18th position. Arsenal will no doubt bring their A game forward so as to strengthen their lead in the league, and Newcastle too will put in everything into the game to salvage even one point out of the encounter. And boy if they manage to that he would go home pretty content!
Arsenal starting XI:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 2, 2016
Newcastle starting XI:
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 2, 2016