Controversial ex-Newcastle United forward raves over star's 'rare talent' and predicts Arsenal outcome

Michael Owen is predicting Newcastle United to fall short at Arsenal but admits he is raving about a certain Magpies player.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Michael Owen has predicted the outcome of Newcastle United's trip to Arsenal
Michael Owen has predicted the outcome of Newcastle United's trip to Arsenal

The Magpies, unbeaten in eight matches, face a Gunners side finding their feet under new boss Mikel Arteta.

Owen, speaking to BetVictor predicted: "Arsenal are unbeaten in seven games in 2020 and, while I acknowledge they have drawn too many of those matches (W3 D4), they have improved under Mikel Arteta in recent weeks. I think they will keep the points when Newcastle visit the Emirates on Sunday.

"Newcastle reached the 5th Round of the FA Cup for the first time in 14 years against Oxford in their last game at the Kassam Stadium where Allan Saint-Maximin was sensational, especially in extra-time.

“Yes, the 22-year-old is still raw and can frustrate, but he is a rare talent and I’m looking forward to seeing much more of the Frenchman in a Newcastle shirt."