Newcastle United welcome Arsenal to St James’ Park at lunchtime on Saturday in this weekend’s first taste of Premier League football.
The Magpies are yet to win in the English top flight so far this term under new head coach Steve McClaren, meanwhile the Gunners have endured a mixed bag of results following their opening 2-0 defeat at home to West Ham United.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul will be hoping to build upon last weekend’s promising goalless draw at Manchester United by keeping a second successive clean sheet for his side, meaning the hosts will come away with at least a point.
Meanwhile Krul’s opposite number Petr Cech, a £10m summer signing from Premier League champions Chelsea, made a flurry of outstanding saves to help Arsene Wenger’s men salvage a point against Liverpool in their 0-0 draw on Monday night.
With both shot stoppers looking to boast back-to-back clean sheets this weekend, here is how they match up so far this season…