Arsenal eye 10-point lead but Mikel Arteta expects ‘big test’ from Newcastle

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  • Third-placed Newcastle travel to face leaders on Tuesday
  • Mikel Arteta praises ‘incredible’ work of Eddie Howe

Mikel Arteta believes third-placed Newcastle will present “a big test” for his Premier League leaders as Arsenal attempt on Tuesday night to open a 10-point gap on Manchester City.

Arsenal’s 4-2 win at Brighton on New Year’s Eve extended their lead to seven points after City had drawn with Everton. Eddie Howe’s team visit the Emirates having also dropped two points on Arteta’s team on Saturday in being held to a goalless draw by Leeds. City do not play again until they travel to Chelsea on Thursday.

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Written by John Brewin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jan/02/arsenal-big-test-newcastle-premier-league-mikel-arteta under the title “Arsenal eye 10-point lead but Mikel Arteta expects ‘big test’ from Newcastle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.