Sunderland's 2-2 draw at Aston Villa was probably as much as we deserved, given the share of chances
Boro bounced back from home defeat in some style with a thrilling 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday.
After the demolition of Northampton in the cup midweek, the Geordie nation would be well and truly up for the Arsenal visit.
A similar day to yesterday with sunny spells and a few showers.
Winds won't be as gusty and it will feel a little warmer than recently.
Maximum Temperature 19°C.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region
A look ahead at the last weekend of the meteorological Summer.
A bright and breezy day with a mix of sunny spells and a few scattered showers.
These could still give a sharp downpour but most places will stay dry.
Maximum Temperature 18°C.