Arsenal hope to stay unbeaten in EPL play vs. Newcastle United

Arsenal will try to avoid their first back-to-back defeats in all competitions this season when they make the trip north to face Newcastle United on Saturday. Arsenal (7-0-3, 24 points) are one of only two unbeaten teams remaining in the Premier League. But with manager Mikel Arteta making wholesale changes to his squad, the Gunners were thumped 3-1 at West Ham in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Arteta’s men hurt

Old friends coaching on opposite sides when Arsenal faces Chelsea

Mikel Arteta will attempt to guide Arsenal to their fourth consecutive win at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but the Spanish manager knows it will be a difficult task against a side managed by good friend Mauricio Pochettino. The two were once teammates as players for Paris St Germain — when Arteta was a teenager and Pochettino was a seasoned veteran — and formed a bond that has continued to this day. Yet they’ve rarely

Arsenal, Man City clash in early-season heavyweight battle

Three-time defending champion Manchester City visit last year’s runners-up Arsenal on Sunday in a match that again could shape the Premier League title race. So far, it’s unclear whether a two-team chase will again emerge or if the field will be more crowded. For that reason and others, City manager Pep Guardiola insisted that the Sunday clash in London — while high profile — won’t be the most important match his side plays in the