• The Magpies have won just two of their 11 Premier League matches at St James Park in 2015 (W2 D4 L5).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored eight goals in six Premier League apps against Newcastle United; more than versus any other team.
  • The Frenchman has netted five headed goals against the Magpies from just five headers on target attempted.
  • The Gunners are unbeaten in the last nine Premier League games against Newcastle (W7 D2), winning the last seven in a row.
  • Newcastle have won none of their last eight Premier League home games against the Gunners (D4 L4).
  • Newcastle have won just three of the last 28 Premier League meetings with Arsenal, though the Gunners had a player sent off on each of these three occasions.
  • Arsenal have taken 19 points from the last 21 available on the road in the Premier League.
  • Arsene Wenger and Steve McClaren have met 10 times as opposition coaches in the Premier League with the Englishman winning one to the Frenchman's nine victories.
  • The Gunners have failed to score in five of their last nine PL games - this after only firing a blank in one of their previous 25 games in the competition.
  • Arsenal have scored the joint fewest goals (2) despite having the joint most shots (40, excl. blocked), meaning that they have a league-low shot conversion rate of 5%.