The situation gets more and more bleak for Newcastle United as every passing week fails to deliver a first victory of the Premier League season.
Only Derby County, at the turn of the century, went the first 13 games of the season winless and managed to survive in the top flight. If the Magpies cannot secure three points against Arsenal today, they will be forced to replicate this miracle.
Eddie Howe takes to the dug-out for the first time since becoming manager, after recovering from Covid-19 to lead from the sidelines.
Arsenal meanwhile are still licking their wounds following a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, and are desperate to make amends.