Unai Emery has named his Arsenal line-up to take on the Magpies tonight, with Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny missing out due to injury.
The Gunners will be looking to climb back into the top four with a win today, with the three points setting us clear into third after the Spurs loss yesterday, and some consistency now will see us cement a return to the Champions League for the first time in three years.
Aaron Ramsey makes his return to action having missed the international break with injury, and he will captain the side, with Guendouzi taking up his place next to him in midfield.
Aubameyang also misses out on the starting line-up with Lacazette selected to play through the middle, but he may well ind himself coming off the bench to make an impact late on.
📋 Here's how we line up against Newcastle United in the @PremierLeague…
🇨 @AaronRamsey captains the team
🤝 @MatteoGuendouzi partners Aaron in midfield
🔑 @MesutOzil1088 and @AlexIwobi start behind @LacazetteAlex
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 1, 2019
Will this team make certain that Newcastle leave the Emirates pointless? Are the Magpies one of our bogey teams who we must be cautious of?
Emery plays safe:
……………..Mustafi . Sokratis . Monreal
Maitland-Niles . Ramsey . Guendouzi . Kolasinac
……………….Ozil ……………………. Iwobi
What ever the line up is it’s going to be a win a 2 goal margin. COYG
Why is Auba not in the starting line up!
He was ill at the weekend and Emery said he does not want to risk him.
He made it to the bench mate.
I pray we win today looks like 3-4-2-1.
It’s hard for me following Emery but the arsenal remains my forever one true love. Good luck to our boys. I think ozil will get the sticks today as the quality around him is poor.
I hope it is 3-4-1-2 with Lacazette and Iwobi upfront
Lacazette, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Ramsey, Guendouzi and Maitland-Niles are not poor outfield players
On the contrary, Ozil is an aging player that has to be replaced by a younger one next season
What sense would that make when iwobi is afraid of scoring?
Iwobi should better wear his thinking cap today. At this point of the season, no room for indecisiveness.
For me the right hand side of the pitch is so unbalanced it scares me. Niles,Must,and Ramsey or Gwen all on the right. This just spells trouble for me against Benitez. But fingers crossed we will pull through.
I’ve waited to see us play for so long! Finally I get my fix tonight. Am expecting a win..easy or scrappy I don’t care I just want the result. COYG! St. Totteringham here we come!
It’s been ages QD… I hope it doesn’t disappoint ?
I would be happy with any win ie 1-0, 2-1, 4-3 etc but I feel like a blow out tonight. I hope we score a lot.
Wish our top goal scorer and Golden boot contender was playing tonight
I wonder if favorite Liverpool would have had that goal canceled. Probably not
Worry more about a hapless opening 25 minutes .. No energy no shape no precision
We are missing Xhaka with his long range passing
If I had the choice of keeping just one of Ramsey, Xhaka, or Ozil, I’d keep Ramsey.
His best position is back of CM.
LOL …me my guest .. He took the goal nicely but I haven’t seen as many misplaced passes in a long long time … Happy to see back of him
Need to remove Iwobi at half time and score another … Mustafi is an accident waiting to happen
We’re number 3!
How much realistically could we get for mustafi caus I’d settle for a bag of quavers
Good first half…. should be 2-0 though COYG
Nice goal Rambo
Mustafi goes to ground all the time and commits fouls.
Sokratis is always holding the opposition grabbing shirts and gets a goal disallowed.
Iwobi has the first touch of a trampoline.
Our best player is off to Juve.
Our defence is gonna give me a heart attack.
Hey, we are winning, but we must get Auba on.
Why is Iwobi still on the pitch?
English referees are jokers. The incompetency is baffling.
Mustafi having good match so far, some very good tackles while having some difficulty playing from the back.
Just deserts .. Best player on the park for me
Hahaha what a nice goal
Insert Aubameyang / lacazette cheat code
no prob X, L1 triangle, L1 O : )
How the hell was that Lacazette’s fault? Referee drunk
justice is being done right into third ….Everton next…..
We are expelling them from that 3rd position today.
This is an embarrassment to the epl – to have lost 10 matches and still be 3rd in the league.
Laca doing the shakushaku….
that’s how you win despite the ref!! a yellow card for montreal for what? two goals disallowed, anyways never in doubt boys!!! COYG 🙂
ps: ramsey was immense we should just stop offering contracts played like a captain, and laca what a goal beauty!!
Funny enough, all those who had their goals disallowed ended up scoring minutes later. We seem unstoppable right now. Common gunners. Bad ref
Totteringham day preparations shall commence
referee Anthony Taylor *spits on him* confused as fxxxk
we occupy third
Goodison park next
We’re 3rd baby yeah ?
MOTM performance from the one & only Mesut Ozil
Beautiful goal from Laca
Great goal from Rambo (grim reaper time)
The only thing that was disappointing tonight was Anthony Taylor (surprise surprise)
Well done boys…. and how fine is Kolasinac ?
Is it St Totteringham’s Day yet?!!
St Totts day a little way off yet Sue, not until it’s mathematically certain they can’t catch us.
Özil was all over the pitch, motm for me.
Can’t believe It, the keeper punches it into his own net ref gives handball against Laca! He scored a beauty though.
Auba should have started.
I wanted to punch Anthony Taylor ?? I agree Declan, he should have started, Iwobi was poor.. cue onslaught……
he had a great game declan but i would have given it to ramsey not because of the goal, but the tracking back and closing the space he was everywhere before he got subbed, bailed out a couple of his teammates as well…to me ozil loses it to ramsey for 3 reasons:
1) the pass he had from laca in the open space, shift your body to the left place that ball on your right and try a shot, cmon ozil try your luck
2) we are closing down with 3 players sometimes, it’s like some sort of pincer move i love it, but he is still afraid to get stuck in he backed away from the challenge at least three times that i can count of, we could have grabbed possession if he attempted the 50 50
3) i know very harsh on him with the game he played he was great, his passing was what we expect of him but he is WC or is payed like one so i’ll judge him accordingly.
ps: just pointing out why i would have given it to ramsey, not dampening the mood in anyway shape or form , very happy with the lads 3points in the bag 🙂
Great win!but still some fans won,t be sastified,they,ll try to find faults,players not being good enough,wrong selection…..anyway the players are doing their talking on the pitch,we are now third who would have thought?COYG!!!
There is no doubt there are still improvements to be made, namely Guendouzi and Mustafi. But good performance toda, great result, onwards and upwards. Yeah
MOTM for me is Ramsey,what a professional this guy is,he heart,weldone boys,one down seven to go.