Hello and welcome to the live blog bringing you coverage of Newcastle United vs Arsenal.
The Magpies are just one more win from hitting the 40 point benchmark Rafa Benitez believes is required to assure Premier League survival and they will look to do that this afternoon.
Rafa Benitez’s men currently sit in 10th place and 10 points clear of the relegation zone. A win today will not only cement their place in the top half but it will also move them within two points of eigth-placed Leicester.
Their opponents arrive on Tyneside on the back of reaching the Europa League semi-finals. That being said, they have had less than three days to recover from their gruelling trip to Moscow – something Newcastle will hope will work to their advantage.
Stick with us for all the build-up, team news, match coverage and post-game analysis, with kick-off at 1.30pm.