Arsenal will kickstart their FA Cup defence at home against Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night.  

Mikel Arteta had been under huge pressure at the back end of 2020 but three successive wins have seen momentum build and the Gunners are now a side in form. 

Newcastle were left bitterly disappointed at bowing out of the Carabao Cup at the quarter-final stage to Brentford but will know they have their work cut out on the road against Arsenal.  

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