Sam Allardyce takes on Pep Guardiola, Spurs seek end to first-half misery and Steve Cooper senses a chance for Forest

After putting six goals past Tottenham at St James’ Park last month, what do Newcastle have in store for Arsenal? How might Eddie Howe’s Champions League-chasing team affect Mikel Arteta’s title challenge? Granit Xhaka is braced for a tough afternoon. The Swiss midfielder remembers not only the ill-tempered 0-0 draw Newcastle secured at the Emirates in January but the 2-0 defeat inflicted on his team on Tyneside last May. “We don’t forget the game we had up there last season when, and I have to be honest, Newcastle destroyed us,” said Xhaka. “They were much better and wanted it much more. This time we have to show we are ready for them and deserve to be where we are. But it will be a tough game; Newcastle are doing a very good job.” Louise Taylor

Newcastle v Arsenal, Sunday 4.30pm (all times BST)

Manchester City v Leeds, Saturday 3pm

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