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Premier League: Arsenal vs Newcastle | 17 May, 3 AM (PST) 

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G | Aaron Ramsdale 

CB | Gabriel, Ben White 

L FB | Kiernan Tierney 

R FB |  Takehiro Tomiyasu 

C MF | Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey 

A MF | Martin Odegaard 

W | Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe 

CF | Alexandre Lacazette 



G | Martin Dubravka 

CB | Dan Burn, Fabian Schar 

L FB | Matt Targett 

R FB | Emil Krafth 

C MF | Jonjo Shelvey 

L MF | Joelinton 

R MF | Joe Willock 

W | Allan Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser 

CF | Chris Wood 



St. James’ Park is the place to be for this English Premier fixture on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. In Newcastle’s upcoming game against Arsenal, there’s quite an expected output already, but here’s how things are looking for us. 


Away team Arsenal is currently fourth in the Premier League; a dangerous position as their sworn rivals, Tottenham, are one point below them. They’re going to need this win because if they don’t, and Tottenham happens to win their next, Arsenal might as well just say goodbye to their UEFA Champions League group stage qualification.  


Newcastle, currently in 14th, is comparably more relaxed. As they brave their last two games, the Magpies are already pretty content in their position as manager Eddie Howe expressed. Howe admitted that he feels amazing to be “mathematically safe” knowing that they’ll be staying in the EPL club for the next season even if they lose the matches they have left.  


It is apparent that the pressure is on Arsenal because they want to stay on top, especially with the fierce competition in the upper echelons of the league. Newcastle has simpler plans, and that is not to get demoted. In their last five games (four English Premier League games, one English FA Cup), Arsenal won four of them. They are the dominant team in paper, players, and performance, and they have a qualification to secure. This is giving us more than enough reason to believe that they will be exerting the utmost effort in their later games more than ever. Besides, Newcastle even seems to be fine with taking the hit. Their objective has already been reached, after all. More power to them! It’s a clear path for Arsenal.  


3 AM (PST) Tuesday, May 17, 2022. St. James’ Park, Newcastle, England. 

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