Recent history has not been kind to Newcastle United vs. Arsenal

Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United F.C. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United F.C. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Newcastle United have lost 15 of their last 18 matches vs. the Gunners.

Last weekend, Newcastle United pushed Arsenal to extra time in the FA Cup before conceding twice in a loss. After an embarrassing loss midweek to previously-winless Sheffield United, the Magpies will look to upset the Gunners on Monday in Premier League play. But, if the recent history between the sides holds true, they don’t stand much of a chance.

Since 2010, Newcastle United have won preciously ONE match, a 2-1 result in 2018, out of the 18 most recent fixtures vs. Arsenal. In that stretch, they only drew two other matches, both coming in 2011 (RIP Cheick Tiote). That adds up to 15 losses in the past decade vs. the Gunners.

Obviously, Arsenal are a top-six side and should be expected to hold an edge over Newcastle. But, that run of dominance is drastic. Neither of the Manchester clubs or Liverpool have controlled the matchup vs. the Magpies like Arsenal has.

Last season, the clubs opened their seasons against one another. That match was a 1-0 result in favor of Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the lone goal after a defensive lapse.

The second matchup also started off close with the score level at zero entering halftime. But, Arsenal blew the match open in the second half, scoring four goals and shutting out Newcastle at the Emirates.

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