Arsenal face Newcastle next and though Mikel Arteta is far from under pressure, results need to start improving to justify the decision to place so much faith in a coach without any previous experience.
Level with the Magpies on 31 points in 10th, Arsenal are 10 points off the top four and facing a real struggle to salvage any positives heading into the summer.
Steve Bruce, meanwhile, has exceeded expectations this season, and looks set to comfortably avoid relegation.
It promises to be a great test for Arteta’s side and their creativity to break down a resilient and disciplined Newcastle outfit.
Here are the predicted line-ups for the game at the Emirates.
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.