Arsenal v Newcastle United latest odds, news and free bets

Arsene Wenger was asked at the start of the Premier League season whether he was contemplating resignation after a poor start to the campaign. Harry Redknapp is everyone’s favourite for the England job

However, it appears as though Arsenal and Tottenham are going to finish with a similar number of points, with the Gunners having the chance to move within a point of Tottenham on Monday night when they play Newcastle.

Last weekend’s fluky win at Anfield means that they are sitting pretty in 4th place and the biggest price that the bookmakers are prepared to offer is 1/2 (Paddy Power £100 free bets), which isn’t bad considering that the Magpies got a 5-0 pasting from Tottenham last time they were at White Hart Lane.

The Arsenal players have had plenty of time to recover from their heroic 3-0 win over Milan in the week which saw Wenger’s side three up at the break only to fall short and go out of the Champions League.

Even so, the future looks bright thanks to the potential of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the youngster is playing his way into the England squad for Euro 2012 at the moment. Odds of 10/1 (Betfred bookmaker) are available about him scoring first and he is sure to be making lung-busting runs into the opposition penalty area.

Meanwhile, nothing can stop Robin Van Persie when it comes to topping the scoring charts and bet365 could be taking a risk with their 3/1 about the Dutchman who has simply been unstoppable this season.

What chance do Newcastle have in this match? Their early season form has clearly tailed off, although that spanking at the Lane was their only defeat in the last five, even if their last two home games have been disappointing draws against Wolves and Sunderland.

The Geordies are a 7/1 chance (Boylesports free bets) to claim a win at the Emirates, something that would please Tottenham and Chelsea supporters, while the draw is a 7/2 chance.

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