Arsenal’s top-four hopes head up north to face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park for a big Monday match in Week 37 of the Premier League season (watch live, 3pm ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).
The Gunners floundered in a 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday but there will be no time to wallow in failure with those same Spurs nipping at their heels in search of fourth place and a spot in the UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal could be behind Spurs if Tottenham beats Burnley at home on Sunday morning. If Spurs draw, they’ll know a win will firm up their space in the driver’s seat heading into the final day against Everton. If Spurs lose, a win returns Arsenal to the Champions League for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign ended in the Round of 16.
Newcastle won four-straight matches before losing back-to-back matches to Liverpool and Man City. It won’t get much easier on Monday, but the Magpies will be better rested and that away day often proves a hassle at St. James’.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Newcastle vs Arsenal.
How to watch Newcastle vs Arsenal live, stream link and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET Monday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options
Ryan Fraser (thigh) faces a late fitness test and the rest of the Newcastle’s injury list are absentees: Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock, Federico Fernandez, and Jamal Lewis
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options
Rob Holding is suspended for his red card in the North London derby while Kieran Tierney (knee) and Thomas Partey (thigh) also miss and Gabriel Magalhaes (thigh) appears a longshot to participate up north.