Arsenal’s record against Newcastle at St. James Park
I would like to start my post with a mini bio. I watched my first game on November 22, 1947, a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town and have been a FANatic ever since. I grew up on the streets of N5 and N7 and I’ve watched, either live or on TV, around 3,000 plus games. I’ve lived in Canada for many years but my support for Arsenal has never waned.
I’m looking forward to seeing what affect both the current transfer window and Unai Emery will have on us in the 2019/20 season (my 73rd).
Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Throughout Newcastle United’s history, their home venue has been St James’ Park, the oldest and largest football stadium in North East England, as well as the sixth-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 52,354. It has hosted ten international football matches at senior level, the first in 1901 and the most recent in 2005. It was also used as a venue for both the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Newcastle Domestic Honours
Football League First Division:
Winners (4) – 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27
Second Division / Championship:
Winners (4) – 1964–65, 1992–93, 2009–10, 2016–17
Winners (6) – 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955
Arsenal’s Record at Newcastle United
St James Park has not been a happy hunting ground for Arsenal – starting with our first game on Sept 30, 1893 which ended in a 0-6 loss.
|ALL Away Games v Newcastle|
The Premier League era has been somewhat kinder to us but Newcastle has always proven to be tough to beat on their home turf.
|EPL Away Games v Newcastle|
The good news is, Newcastle have only beaten us three times since May 14, 2000 at St James Park and only once in our last 11 visits.
Newcastle is in the depths of change with Steve Bruce managing his first game in charge and Mike Ashley always on the look out for someone to take the club off of his hands. The one constant is the “Toon Army” and their undying love and support for their club; I must admit that I’m always envious of the clubs that have such vociferous support as it’s rarely on display at The Emirates.
Its anybody’s guess what the outcome of Sunday’s game will be but I’m both hopeful and optimistic.
Predicted Line-Up by TotalArsenal:
If Laca is fitter than Pepe, I expect the Frenchman to start instead of our new signing from Ivory Coast. I would play Mustafi at RB but Ainsley will also do fine. I expect Willock to start as Torreira may need a bit longer to get match ready. With Ozil (and Kola) unavailable for obscure reasons, I expect Ceballos to play in the hole and feed Nelson, Auba and Pepe/Laca. COYRRGs!