• This fixture saw the only four goal comeback to date in Premier League history, when Newcastle came back from 0-4 down to draw 4-4 in February 2011.
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League games at St James Park (D7 W4).
  • Newcastle have conceded a total of 14 goals in their last five Premier League games against Arsenal.
  • Arsenal enjoyed a 7-3 win against Newcastle last season (at home), one of only six games in Premier League history to see 10+ goals (Before Dec 21st).
  • That 7-3 game was these two sides’ final game of 2012 and Newcastle have conceded 24 goals in their last seven final PL games of the year.
  • Arsenal have lost only one of their last 17 final games of the year (0-1 to Sheffield United in 2006).
  • Alongside Spurs, Arsenal have won the most points away from home in the Premier League this season (19).
  • Olivier Giroud has only scored one of his 18 Premier League goals outside of London, but this solitary strike came in the north-east (at Sunderland) earlier this season.
  • Arsenal have won the most Premier League points in 2013, and their current 79 point tally in the year cannot be surpassed by any other side.
  • Yoan Gouffran has scored in five consecutive Premier League home games for Newcastle United.