Mikel Arteta says Eddie Howe has “reworked” Newcastle as he prepares to take his unbeaten Arsenal group to face the high-flying Magpies at St James’ Park on Saturday. Arsenal, final yr’s Premier League runners-up, are second within the desk behind Tottenham after seven wins and three attracts in 10 video games. However they suffered a chastening 3-1 midweek defeat in opposition to West Ham within the League Cup, on the identical night that Newcastle beat Manchester United 3-0 at Outdated Trafford.
“We all know the requirements and we all know that the way in which we performed, particularly within the second half the opposite day was not ok,” stated Arteta, who made a number of adjustments on the London Stadium on Wednesday.
The Spaniard stated St James’ Park was one of many “hardest locations” to win.
“We have achieved it and there’s nothing new to it, we all know what we’re anticipating,” he stated. “It is rather clear what they do, what their strengths are, and the place the alternatives are for us. We’ll attempt to take the sport the place we wish.”
Arteta stated Howe deserved big credit score for the job he has achieved since taking up late in 2021, weeks after a Saudi-backed consortium purchased the membership.
Sixth-placed Newcastle beat struggling Manchester United regardless of a much-changed line-up and are additionally taking part in within the Champions League