Despite sitting in 10th and 12th position respectively, the Gunners and therefore the Magpies have put together lengthy unbeaten runs in 2020.When
would have gotten you strange looks in Newcastle and north London alike.
And yet through the departure of Unai Emery,
the brief interim tenure of Freddie Ljungberg and now the arrival of Mikel Arteta,
the Gunners have won just five more times within the league to languish in 10th,
before Steve Bruce’s surprisingly resilient side only on goal difference. Arteta has drawn five of his seven league games responsible
and Arsenal have drawn 13 from 25 in total: after the extravagance of a winter break in Dubai you get the sensation the Emirates crowd will accept nothing but all three points on Sunday.
Arsenal are at the losing end just one occasion under Mikel Arteta’s reign.
With h2h history here also indicating a transparent whip hand for the hosts,
calculate Newcastle United to bereft of the win come Sunday.
Leicester City vs Birmingham City Team News
Having joined Newcastle on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, Danny Rose is predicted to form his debut at left-back,
while fellow new arrival Valentino Lazaro could line abreast of the other side.
Isaac Hayden and Nabil Bentaleb should feature in midfield, leaving Sean Longstaff and Matty Longstaff to occupy spots among the replacements.
Joelinton is predicted to shake off a rib injury to steer the road , with Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin getting used on the flanks.
As for Arsenal, Arteta must decide whether to modify Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a central position so as to accommodate Pepe during a wide role.
Mesut Ozil should retain his place within the number 10 position, while Sead Kolasinac may start at left-back in situ of Bukayo Saka.
While Pablo Mari is closing in on his debut, he are going to be on the substitutes’ bench at the best , although Cedric Soares misses out with a knee injury.
Arsenal could welcome back several players, with defender Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Reiss Nelson in contention following thigh injuries.
New signing Cedric Soares, who arrived from Southampton with a knee issue, won’t return to full training until the top of February.
Newcastle are still missing a raft of senior players, although Joelinton and Miguel Almiron are expected to return.
Yoshinori Muto and Dwight Gayle are going to be assessed but Andy Carroll remains out.
Leicester City vs Birmingham City Line Up
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang
Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Lazaro; Fernandes, Lascelles, Clark, Rose; Almiron, Hayden, Bentaleb, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton
Leicester City vs Birmingham City Head to Head
Sunday’s encounter will represent the 184th competitive meeting between the 2 clubs,
with Arsenal claiming 78 wins as compared to 67 victories for Newcastle.
Over the past decade, Newcastle have an abysmal record against Arsenal, registering just two triumphs and two draws from 18 matches.
The Gunners have also prevailed in 13 of the last 14 fixtures, with the only win for the Magpies coming at St James’ Park in April 2018.
How to follow Leicester City vs Birmingham City
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
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The FA Cup Fifth Round.
Wednesday 04 March, 2020