Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen has predicted that Newcastle United will not lose against Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League fixture.
Owen expects Newcastle to either win or play a draw against the Gunners at home.
Newcastle head to the game following a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City in their last game, while Arsenal won 3-2 against Cardiff City.
Speaking in an interview with BetVictor, Owen said: “Newcastle start the weekend in the bottom three and are yet to win, but the fixture list has not been kind to United and they look to have some easier looking fixtures after the visit of Arsenal.
“Indeed, I still believe The Toon will move clear of the drop zone and it would be no surprise to me if they again finished the season in the top half.
“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 PL games since May 2017. I do not expect the Magpies to lose,” he said.
The kick-off time for the match is 3pm.