Opta Stats: Newcastle United v Arsenal

Having tasted Champions League disappointment this week, can Arsenal bounce back against Newcastle? Opta provides the statistical verdict.

Arsenal are unbeaten in the last eight Barclays Premier League games against Newcastle, winning the last six in a row. They are 1.654/6 to win.

The Gunners are the only team ever to not win a Premier League game after being 4-0 up at half-time, when they drew 4-4 with Newcastle at St James Park in February 2011. The draw is 4.216/5.

Newcastle have failed to score in their last three Premier League home matches against the Gunners. Arsenal are 2.568/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Olivier Giroud has netted six goals in five Premier League appearances against the Magpies. He is 2.15n/a to score.

Olivier Giroud has scored six and assisted three in his last eight Premier League appearances. Giroud is 5.04/1 to score the first goal.

Newcastle have won just four of the last 39 games in all competitions against Arsenal (W4 D11 L24). Arsenal are 2.546/4 to win half-time/full-time.

In Arsenal’s last six Premier League away matches, the winning side has netted exactly two goals. Arsenal are 9.28/1 to win 2-0.

Newcastle have won just one of their last five Premier League home matches (W1 D2 L2). The half-time draw/full-time Arsenal double result is 4.94/1.

St James Park has seen the joint-most goals netted in the final 15 minutes of matches (13 along with the Emirates). The odds of the second-half containing more goals than the first are 1.824/5.

Alexis Sanchez has scored the first goal of the game more often than any other Premier League player this season. Sanchez is 5.59/2 to score the first goal.