Newcastle United took Stoke City to the cleaners during mid-week as the Magpies ran the score up 5-1 against the nine-man Potters.
With Arsenal coming to the far North, the home side will look at this as their chance to yet again show their ability to knock off the biggest and best of the league so far this season and are eying a place in the top four.
Arsenal however, will have no desire to allow the Premier League’s other heavily French influenced side to get the better of them.
In a season that is likely to see the title race decided by inches and not miles, Arsenal know they cannot afford to drop points on the road to club’s that are fighting for their place in Europe as well.
Newcastle XI: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Sissoko; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Gouffran; Remy.
Arsenal XI: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Whilshere, Arteta; Walcott, Ozil, Podolski; Giroud.