Newcastle United v Arsenal: match preview

When Newcastle beat Arsenal 2-1 at St James’ Park in April a watershed was reached. Apart from securing Premier League safety for Rafael Benítez’s side, it was the day when an unusually downcast Arsène Wenger seemed to, albeit tacitly, concede that his north London race was all but run. Shortly afterwards came the news that Wenger was stepping down and now Unai Emery, must trust that Mesut Özil and company can find a way to unpick the tight tactical locks Benítez routinely installs against this calibre of opposition. Louise Taylor

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