However, since then, the pendulum has swung back their way with three matches left to play, starting with Newcastle United's visit to the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening.
Manager Arsene Wenger should be able to call upon captain Thomas Vermaelen following a hamstring complaint and with Kieran Gibbs ruled out with a hamstring injury of his own, the returning Belgian may fill in at left-back. Long-term absentees Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry will also miss out.
The visiting Magpies have won away at Arsenal four times during the Premier League era, the last of which was achieved back in 2010 when Andy Carroll scored the only goal of the game.
Possible starting lineups
Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski; Giroud
Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Anita, Tiote, Sissoko, Gosling, Gouffran; Remy
Sports Mole says: 2-0