Mikel Arteta says Eddie Howe has done an 'incredible' job in charge of Newcastle ahead of Arsenal's clash with the Magpies... with the Gunners able to go 10 points clear at the top with a win
- Mikel Arteta said Eddie Howe had done an 'incredible' job as Newcastle boss
- Howe's Magpies cost Arsenal a Champions League spot at the end of last season
- Arteta hailed Howe's work with Newcastle's budget and backroom team
- The Gunners would move 10 points clear with a win over Newcastle on Tuesday
Howe took charge of the Magpies for the first time when they visited the Emirates in November 2021, after a change in ownership for the Tyneside troupe.
Arteta's side then lost 2-0 at St James' Park in May, which cost the Gunners their hope of finishing in the top four, something which captain Martin Odegaard said was spurring them on to their great campaign this time around.
Mikel Arteta has said that Eddie Howe has done an 'incredible' job at the helm of Newcastle
Arsenal are now heading the Premier League - and could extend their margin to ten points with victory over Newcastle on Tuesday.
However, the Magpies themselves have also turned around their fortunes, and currently sit third in the title race, behind Man City and Arteta's Arsenal.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal's clash with Newcastle, the Spaniard said: ‘They are a very good team, really well coached.
Arteta's Arsenal would move ten points clear in the league with a victory over Howe's Magpies
‘I think what Eddie has done in that short period of time, when you look at the numbers, is an incredible big credit to him and the coaching staff.
'They have created a belief, a momentum around the team and they play the same way against any opponent.’
Arsenal currently sit seven points clear at the top of the league, with two matches to play against their closest rivals Man City. After Tuesday's league clash, their next match will be an FA Cup trip to Oxford United.
Meanwhile Newcastle, who sit third on 34 points, next face cup challenges against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup and Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.
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