Much to Arsene Wenger's disappointment, Arsenal were out of action on Boxing Day due to a Tube strike. The continental contingent of his squad may not have been so upset and the Gunners will probably be more spritely than Newcastle in the early stages at Emirates Stadium.
With Demba Ba linked with a January switch to the Gunners, he'll be looking to impress potential new employers. We're backing him to grab the opening goal at odds of 9/1 with bet365.
That said, Newcastle appear to be in disarray and their dramatic Boxing Day defeat to Newcastle will have stung. We're predicting a 3-1 win for Arsenal at odds of 10/1.