Michael Owen is tipping Newcastle United to win or draw when they host Arsenal at St James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners have made a mixed start to the season under new manager Unai Emery following his appointment as Arsene Wenger’s successor back in May.
Arsenal lost their opening two fixtures to Chelsea FC and Manchester City before bouncing back with back to back wins against Cardiff and West Ham United.
The north London side will now be looking to string together a run of positive results as they look to try and establish themselves as one of the main contenders for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
However, former Liverpool FC star Owen feels that Newcastle United are well-placed to get a positive result against the Gunners this weekend.
Writing in his column for Bet Victor, Owen said: “Arsenal have yet to convince and often looked shaky at Cardiff despite running out 3-2 winners.
“Two defeats from four outings is hardly top 4 form, however, and the Gunners are already looking more like a top six outfit than one who will challenge for a Champions League spot – at least this season.
“Newcastle won the corresponding fixture 2-1 last season and the Gunners have not won back-to-back away Premier League games since May 2017. I do not expect the Magpies to lose.”
Arsenal are looking to break back into the top four this season at the very least after they finished sixth and without a trophy last term.
The north London side have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
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