Arsenal welcome Newcastle to Emirates Stadium for the final Premier League clash of 2012 on Saturday afternoon.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

Newcastle United

Full name: Newcastle United
Manager: Alan Pardew
Club colours: Black and white striped shirts, black shorts, black socks
Nickname(s): The Magpies, Toon Army


Three facts about Newcastle:

  • The Magpies have been champions of England on four occasions, but not since 1927
  • They finished last season in fifth place in the Premier League
  • The club have the third highest average attendance in England, after Arsenal and Manchester United

Demba Ba

Demba Ba
Clinical in front of goal, the Senegalese striker has already scored 11 league goals this season, after netting 16 times in the Premier League in 2011/12. The 27-year-old has been linked with a plethra of clubs recently, and Arsenal's defenders will have to be alert to keep the forward quiet on Saturday afternoon.

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28 Dec 2012