Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins predicted on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (January 1) that Arsenal will win against Newcastle United in North London on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal will take on Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League in a few hours’ time.
“Newcastle are a side that can nick results away,” said Wilkins. “They went to Tottenham and beat Tottenham 2-1.
“There is no reason why they can’t put up a good showing at Arsenal, but I honestly believe that with Ozil, the type of form that he is in at the moment - the chances he is creating are absolutely phenomenal - Arsenal (to win) by two clear goals.”
Arsenal will be heavy favourites to win the match, as they are in better form and have better players.
The Gunners, who also have home advantage, returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Monday when they got the better of Bournemouth 2-0 at the Emirates.
Newcastle have done well against the top teams in the Premier League this season, and they could earn a point at the Emirates if they score an early goal.
The chances of that happening are not much, but Steve McClaren’s side will certainly do their best to make it hard for Arsenal.