The Gunners are yet to translate their work on the training ground under Mikel Arteta to results, with just one win in seven Premier League games since he replaced Unai Emery.
Cut adrift of the battle to finish inside the top four, Chelsea are now 10 points clear.
Newcastle are actually level with the Gunners with Burnley and Southampton also bunched up in a four-way tie for 10th.
Here’s how you can watch the game live online and on TV.
When is it?
The match is on Sunday, 14 February at 4:30pm UK time.
How can I watch it and is there a live stream?
You can watch the match on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage beginning at 4pm. You can watch a live stream here or use the Sky Go app on mobile devices. You can alternatively purchase a NowTV pass for a day, week or month to watch the game.
Sead Kolasinac (thigh), Bukayo Saka (knock) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring) are all available again.
Jetro Willems (ACL), Paul Dummett (tendon) and Emil Krafth (ankle), Andy Carroll (hip) and Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring) are all still out, while Dwight Gayle (hamstring) and Yoshinori Muto (hip) face late fitness tests.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Martinelli, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Rose, Almiron, Hayden, Bentaleb, Saint-Maxim, Joelinton
Arsenal have won just once in the Premier League since Mikel Arteta took over, so now seems like a good time to change that, given their performances have shown glimpses of taking on board the instructions from their new coach. Newcastle will undoubtedly be stubborn, but we’ll look to the Gunners to edge home, 1-0.