EPL: Arsenal try to hold on to top spot as they face Newcastle

(L-R) Per Mertesacker, Calum Chambers and Theo Walcott of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on January 1, 2016 in St Albans, England.

Arsenal will try to hold onto their lead at the top of the table at 7 pm, when they go into their match at home to Newcastle. They’re ahead of Leicester on goal difference. Claudio Ranieri’s side will face Bournemouth. Meanwhile, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has acknowledged that he’ll go up against one of the best coaches in the world. They’re at home to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Premiere League at 4:45 pm UAE time. Manchester United will be hoping to beat Swansea in the Premier League for the first time in almost two years later. They last won against today's opponents in January 2014. The match kicks off at 7 pm UAE time. Sunderland are seven points off safety ahead of their match against basement side Aston Villa. Southampton are away to Norwich in their first game of 2016, hoping to improve on some inconsistent form. They lost to West Ham after a win over Arsenal. Also at 7 pm, Stoke City face West Brom, while Manchester City go head to head with Watford at 9:30 pm.

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