After losing the Premier League's top spot to Manchester City, Arsenal must focus on ending a four-game losing streak against Aston Villa on Saturday.
If City wants to keep moving toward their goal of winning the league for the fifth time in six seasons, they must end Nottingham Forest's five-month unbeaten streak at the City Ground. Liverpool's trip to Newcastle could have a significant impact on who finishes in the top four at the end of the season, while Leeds' trip to Everton is a crucial six-pointer for avoiding relegation at the bottom.
After Arsenal's defeat to City, Mikel Arteta declared with defiance, "I have more confidence than I did before the game." "We believed we could defeat them based on the effort and performance the team put forth. We had them up until the second goal. But at the very end, we gave them the victory and three goals. At this level, you can't make certain mistakes. The team raised the level at the same time."
Liverpool returned to the race for a top-four finish with their first league victory of 2023 against Everton on Monday night. If Jurgen Klopp's team hopes to make the Champions League for a seventh straight year, they still have a long way to go.
Liverpool is nine points behind Newcastle in fourth place, but the Reds have a game in hand on the Magpies and have the opportunity to close the gap on Saturday at St. James' Park.
The only league loss for Newcastle this year has come at Anfield in August. However, their progress towards qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years has slowed after five draws in their last six games.