Former Arsenal goalkeeper and legend, David Seaman, has shared his prediction for the upcoming Premier League match between Newcastle United and the Gunners. The match is set to take place on Sunday, May 7th, at St. James’ Park, and is expected to be a challenging encounter for both sides.
Speaking on his podcast, “Seaman Says”, the former England international stated that he expects a 1-1 draw between the two teams. According to Seaman, Newcastle’s home ground has always been a challenging place to play, but the current situation makes it even more difficult for Arsenal.
Despite the challenges, Seaman believes that Arsenal needs to end the season on a high note by getting back to their usual form of playing well and securing victories. He added that a 1-1 draw would be a satisfactory result for Arsenal, considering the circumstances.
The upcoming match holds significant importance for both teams. Newcastle is currently sitting in 17th place, only two points above the relegation zone, and a victory against Arsenal would significantly increase their chances of avoiding relegation. Meanwhile, Arsenal is in ninth place, and their hopes of qualifying for European competitions are slim. However, a win would help them finish the season positively and give them some momentum going into the next season.
Arsenal has had an inconsistent season so far, winning 14 out of their 35 matches played. They have struggled to find consistency under Mikel Arteta and have failed to secure any silverware this season. However, their performances in the Europa League were a bright spot, where they reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Villarreal.
On the other hand, Newcastle has had a challenging season, winning only nine out of their 35 matches. Their form has been inconsistent throughout the season, with the club facing numerous injury problems and a lack of quality in their squad. However, they have managed to secure some crucial victories in recent weeks, including a 4-2 win against Leicester City.
The upcoming match between Newcastle and Arsenal is expected to be closely contested, with both teams eager to secure a victory. Arsenal will be looking towards their star players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to help them secure three points. Meanwhile, Newcastle will be hoping for a strong performance from players like Callum Wilson and Joe Willock.
The match is set to kick off at 4:30 pm, and it promises to be an exciting encounter for football fans. Will David Seaman’s prediction come true, or will one team emerge victorious? Only time will tell.