Arsenal will be looking to extend their two-match winning run in the Premier League when they visit Newcastle this afternoon.
Arsenal got off to a very poor start this season but they have bounced back with two wins through the defence remains a significant worry and manager Unai Emery will be looking for improvements.
Arsenal have shipped eight goals in their opening four games, an average of 2 goals per match and unless a solution is found to the defensive frailties they will struggle to break into the top four this season.
There are some positives of course, the forward line is starting to click but the midfield needs to do better, especially Ozil, but it remains the defence that is the biggest cause for concern.
Newcastle United have their own worries having picked up just a single point from their opening four games, they have been competitive but they lack the quality when it matters.
It is never easy to travel to St James Park but considering the form of Arsenal and Newcastle United this game is a perfect opportunity for the Gunners to extend their recent winning run, this is the exact sort of game they need to be winning if they want to break into the top four this season.
Put it this way,if we fail to beat Newcastle today then it is time to panic, we simply cannot keep dropping points and while I do think we will win I am no longer as confident as I should be and remember, we are talking about a team that has just a single point this season, we should not be worrying about the likes of Newcastle.
Newcastle United 1 v 2 Arsenal