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The Gunners take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday in their Barclays Premier League fixture.

You can find out more about their opponents below:

Newcastle United Full name: Newcastle United Football ClubManager: Steve McClarenClub colours: Black and white striped shirt, black shorts and black socksNickname: The Magpies

Three facts about Newcastle:

  • Olivier Giroud has scored eight goals in six Premier League appearances against Newcastle United; more than versus any other team.
  • Newcastle have won none of their last eight Premier League home games against the Gunners (D4 L4).
  • Arsene Wenger and Steve McClaren have met 10 times as opposition coaches in the Premier League with the Englishman winning one to the Frenchman's nine victories.

Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle UnitedSTAR MANFabricio ColocciniThe curly-haired centre back has become a cult hero at Newcastle since arriving in 2008. The Argentine boasts good positional sense, a strong tackle and aerial prowess. As the club’s captain, Coloccini and his experience are vital to the Magpies’ success.