Arsenal v Newcastle Confirmed Team News & Predicted XI with up to two missing

Arsenal will play host to Newcastle United at the Emirates this evening, but may miss out on two key players.

Pablo Mari is already ruled out, having picked up a mild strain to his calf, but he will be assessed in the coming days to assess if he can return to full training this week.

Arsenal.com confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli is back fit and available for selection also having missed out on the clash with Newcastle last week, when he limped off the pitch in the warm-up and had to be replaced in the starting line-up.

One player who we are unaware of however is Kieran Tierney. He will need to be assessed before a decision is taken on his participation having suffered with a tight calf, but he has been back training in the run-up to the match.

Predicted XI:

Leno
Bellerin Holding Gabriel Tierney
Partey Ceballos
Saka ESR Aubameyang
Lacazette

With KT back training I would assume that he is likely to be ready to play, and I hope that he can as AMN struggles in the role, and I much prefer Saka in the above role.

I’ve also gone with Ceballos this evening in hope that both he and Partey are able to give us a boost further up the field as we will likely dominate much of the possession against Newcastle this evening

Would Tierney’s absence allow us to return Saka to the LB role, and bring Martinelli into the current team adding further fuel and pace to our attack? Assuming both Tierney and Martinelli are fit, should Aubameyang be the name to drop out of the XI?

Patrick

Tags Gabriel Martinelli Kieran Tierney Pablo Mari

19 Comments

  1. Hayim says:

    Can someone explain what happen with Xhaka? There is no way we are dropping him when Fit

    1. Weeble says:

      No Ceballos please. Partey – AMN midfield

    2. Declan says:

      Hayim , I don’t think anything has happened to Xhaka. The team is just a prediction from Patrick, the article writer.

  2. NMC says:

    I assume Xhaka will be paired with Partey and with Tierney training he should be back.

    If Martinelli is fit I would like him to start but don’t think we will get what we want, Auba will start.

    I would actually like to see Pepe on the right and Saka on the left.

    Pepe still has the potential and should be given chances, I think the tactic to stay tight and more defensive minded hampers his expression of play, plus our slow pace doesn’t allow him space to truly operate. “Controversial”

  3. Vinod says:

    Leno
    Bellerin Holding Luiz AMN
    Partey Xhakha
    Saka ESR Auba
    Laca

    Pepe for AMN (Saka to LB), Martinelli for ESR (Auba as CF, Laca as false 9), Ceballos for Partey (depending on winning position)

  4. Sue says:

    Today is ‘Blue Monday’.. the most depressing day of the year apparently. Please don’t add to it, Arsenal!

  5. Clive says:

    All I want is Winning, I don’t care how we do it.

  6. McLovin says:

    I want a win but I want a big win. Newcastle are a mess at the moment and Bruce is a dinosaur. Oh and our goal scoring record is abysmal. Time to start being ruthless.

    Napoli won 6-0 the other day, they only had 7 shots on target. Thats what I,want, ruthlessness.

  7. Sadiqu Kurgwi says:

    Whats wrong with Xhaka… So help me God.

  8. Sue says:

    Arsenal XI: Leno, Tierney, Cedric, Luiz, Holding, Partey, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

    Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Shelvey, Matty Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll, Wilson.

    1. adajim says:

      Cedric in place of Bellerine is funny though, hopefully, he take advantage of this opportunity

      1. Phenom says:

        Adajim, I am happy with Cedric replacing bellerin. Bellerin passed back more than 20 times in our last match.

        Hopefully the back passing might reduce.

  9. Roachie says:

    Lazy Luiz again

    1. adajim says:

      luiz has been doing fine ever since, i thought Manghalese needed rest but, am baffled he isnt in the team yet. we will miss Bellerin attack on the right

      1. Phenom says:

        I won’t miss any attack from Bellerin cos he can’t cross always sending the balls back.

  10. Dan kit says:

    Not a fan of Laca and Auba both starting .
    Anyway COYG

  11. Inmit says:

    Auba on the right is a waste of his talent. No wonder he’s not doing well

  12. PJ-SA says:

    Joelinton, Caroll and Wilson…very strange for them all to start

    Our line up is intriguing too

  13. Herbz says:

    Anything other than a win isn’t acceptable today.

    COYG.

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