Arsenal v Newcastle Odds : Gunners have opportunity to make fourth spot their own

Arsenal are seen as comfortable 3/10 favourites to beat an inconsistent Newcastle side on Monday night as The Gunners have the opportunity to make fourth spot their own.

After fading a little during the last couple of months, Arsenal could finally get some breathing space in the race for fourth should they beat Newcastle at The Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

Arsenal currently occupy fourth spot but a win on Monday would see them move four points clear of rivals Everton with just three games left to play.

The Gunners are likely to stick with a similar squad that comfortably saw off Hull last weekend meaning that Ozil and Ramsey are certainties to start once again.

In similar fashion, Arsene Wenger is likely to stick with Giroud and Podolski upfront after both strikers have scored seven goals in the past two fixtures.

The Gunners head into the clash on their best form ever against Newcastle in the Premier League having won the last four encounters between the two sides.

2014 has been a difficult year for Newcastle but The Magpies find themselves sitting in tenth spot in the standings despite having lost 9 out of their 12 games in 2014.

A lot of the focus for the visitors will fall on striker Loic Remy who has been out of form in recent weeks but has remained a big transfer target for Arsenal for the summer.

Remy’s poor form could pave the way for Shola Ameobi to start for The Magpies having re-found his shooting boots and scoring a couple of goals to boost his confidence towards the end of the season.

Newcastle will be keen to end their poor run of form over the last couple of months but they will need to improve their goalscoring record having just scored 10 goals since the start of 2014.

Monday night will be a big night for Arsenal who know that a victory against Newcastle would ease a lot of pressure on themselves and make qualification for Champions League a much likelier prospect with only a few fixtures remaining.