ewcastle vs Arsenal LIVE!
Mikel Arteta takes his side to Tyneside for one of the most decisive matches in Arsenal’s recent history.
The Gunners know that victories in each of their final two games, starting tonight, will guarantee them a place in the Champions League after five years away.
Tottenham’s edgy win over Burnley on Sunday put them two points clear of their north London rivals ahead of this match, meaning any dropped points will hand the impetus to Arsenal’s bitter north London rivals.
A disheartening defeat in the derby last week means this will be a huge test of Arteta and his players’ mettle, although they do have an excellent record against Newcastle in past seasons.
At one stage looking like shoe-ins for relegation, the Magpies have rescued their season and will finish in mid-table after back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City of late.
Sky Sports will be airing this clash with kick-off at 8pm BST.
Follow Standard Sport’s live blog for updates with Malik Ouzia providing expert analysis from St James’ Park…
Early team news
Newcastle hope to have Ryan Fraser back tonight but are without Federico Fernandez, Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis, Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey.
How to watch
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s match will be televised live on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to catch the action online via the Sky Go app.
Welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Newcastle versus Arsenal!
What a huge game this is for the Gunners, who need a win to regain fourth place from bitter rivals Tottenham.
Join us for all the build-up, match action and reaction from Tyneside…