Mark Lawrenson is predicting that Arsenal will drop factors in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Monday night time.
The Gunners misplaced 3-0 to Tottenham on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night time, a end result which minimize down their lead to some extent over their bitter rivals within the race to safe the ultimate Champions League qualification spot.
Harry Kane broke the impasse from the penalty spot within the north London derby within the twenty second minute earlier than the England worldwide doubled the house aspect’s lead quarter-hour later to place Antonio Conte’s aspect in management after Rob Holding was despatched off.
Son Heung-min sealed a powerful win within the forty seventh minute to maneuver Spurs to inside a degree of Arsenal forward of the ultimate two video games of the Premier League season.
Arsenal’s derby loss ended their four-game successful streak and left their hopes of securing a spot in subsequent season’s Champions League competitors doubtful.
BBC Sport pundit Lawrenson is backing Newcastle to carry Arsenal to a draw of their Premier League conflict at St James’ Park on Monday night time.
“Arsenal endured a horrible night time in Thursday’s north London derby, however they can not afford to dwell on what went incorrect for them towards Spurs,” Lawrenson informed BBC Sport.
“It’s typical Arsenal, actually, as a result of they all the time appear to get themselves in a superb place however every time one thing goes towards them, they simply appear to break down. At instances this season it has appeared like they’ve grow to be stronger mentally – however they haven’t.
“They’re underneath strain now, too. If Spurs beat Burnley on Sunday, and I believe they’ll, then Arsenal should win at St James’ Park or fourth place will likely be out of their arms on the ultimate day of the season.
“We all know Tottenham have a file of messing up too, however they play backside aspect Norwich on the ultimate day and Arsenal clearly don’t wish to be counting on the Canaries to do them a favour.
“That could be the situation the Gunners are dealing with, although.
“Everyone knows how a lot Newcastle have improved up to now few months, they usually have been very robust at St James’ Park. Beating them there’s a very massive ask.”
Arsenal had been 2-0 winners towards Newcastle within the reverse fixture at The Emirates again in November due to targets from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
The Gunners have received all of their previous six conferences towards the Magpies.