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It’s the start of a new era on Tyneside as Steve Bruce takes charge of his first match as Newcastle United manager, welcoming Unai Emery’s Arsenal to St James’s Park.
Both sides have invested over the summer – but have also lost key players from last season.
Arsenal are looking to regain a spot in the Champions League, while Newcastle will be looking to prove the pundits who predicted them for relegation this season wrong.
The match kicks off at 2pm and it’s live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:
* This fixture ended 0-0 last season. Arsenal took a 2-0 win at The Emirates Stadium.
* Newcastle have an awful record against Arsenal; they’ve won just 1 of the last 16 matches against them and drawn only 3.
* Newcastle had decent form towards the end of last season – winning 4 and drawing 2 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Arsenal’s last 10 matches were the same as Newcastle’s – 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
* Reiss Nelson is back for Arsenal. He made 23 appearances and scored 7 goals on Lon for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga last season.
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