Image: Arsenal’s team is confirmed for the Newcastle clash

The teams are out for tonight’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Newcastle at the Emirates.

The Gunners will be looking to take all three points and climb back inside the top-half of the table with a win, while Newcastle will be hoping to end a seven-match winless streak.

Pablo Mari had already been confirmed as missing but we were earlier awaiting news on Kieran Tierney, and thankfully he is fit and ready.

What are your predictions after seeing the team?


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  1. Uzi Ozil says:

    Partey is gonna score today.

    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 1

  2. Kelsjb says:

    Good line up Coyg

  3. Sue says:

    Wonder how many dives we’ll see from Almiron?!

  4. PJ-SA says:

    The Newcastle line up is quite strange with Joelinton, Carroll and Wilson all starting.

    Hope Saka gets taken off 1st, kid needs a break

  5. Adega Olatunji says:

    I don’t expect to see Luis on the starting Xi when we have Gabriel fit. Arteta will still not do away with his politics and bias selections

    1. Declan says:

      Of course he’s biased he’s the manager, that’s his job!

      1. adajim says:

        biase? who bought Manghalese?, who constantly used in for all our matches even when luiz and mari were fit

  6. gotanidea says:

    I think we’d have another difficulty in breaking Newcastle’s defense, since Magalhaes is on the bench. I hope Xhaka’s passes could replace Magalhaes’ on the left

  7. RW1 says:

    getting out the pipe and slippers putting on the ovaltine but expect to be fast asleep by 8.15 watching this combination … with a bit of luck will wake up when martinelli comes on in 85th minute to score the winner …

    1. Sue says:

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m just debating whether to pull the sofa out…

  8. Sammygunner says:

    Sure win, come on you gunners

  9. Grandad says:

    That’s the final straw for AMN?Will he be sold this window of next.

    1. PJ-SA says:

      I hope so for his sake. Wonderfully talented gentleman, will fit into most top teams.

      He has been lied to by more than 1 manager promising that he is part of the first team plans.

    2. Declan says:

      Certainly looks like it Grandad.

    3. Trudeau says:

      I hope not but his performance in the last game was pretty dire and merits a consequence. Even accounting for the fact he was played out of position, his normal coolness (which I love) was replaced by a low energy casualness (which I hate)

      The frustrating bit for me is that others seem to be given a much longer leash when they dial in performances.

    4. ozziegunner says:

      AMN should move on for the sake of his football career.

  10. Phenom says:

    I am sure of win and clean sheet with Bernd Leno in post.

    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

    1. Peter Arsenal says:

      We need to win tonight match

    2. Tony says:

      @Phenom, Quite a prediction.πŸ‘πŸ‘

      1. ozziegunner says:

        And the right one!

    3. BB says:

      Right prediction

  11. S.J says:

    Please Arsenal, give us a win!

    Aubameyang should score today.

  12. Wiggy says:

    Thanks for:
    No Nketiah
    No AMN
    No Willock
    No Nelson
    No El nini
    No Willian
    Also do not use them as subs. Let them doze off.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      No Bellerin.

  13. Perry ames says:

    The 1st 5 minutes will be the indicator on wether or not I will waste another evening watching this crap but I’m feeling good about it tonight 3-1 win

  14. No2No2 says:

    Where’s Ceballos?

    1. Sue says:

      Has a tight calf apparently..

  15. Sid says:

    Good luck today, Gunners. Wont be able to watch the match today but I sure hope that when I wake up tomorrow morning, I would see a win.

  16. FaB says:

    Cedric at RB?🧐🧐🧐

    1. Kstix says:

      He was amazing. Never seen bellerin of recent seasons play that way

  17. adajim says:

    i said we will miss Bellerin attack, someone replied ‘he doesnt cross’. lol

    1. Mark says:

      People develop blindness when they dont like a player

    2. Kstix says:

      And what say you now?

      1. ozziegunner says:


  18. Durand says:

    Between Luiz and Xhaka, I really hope they don’t dwell on the ball like they are prone to do. We need to have faster attacks so Newcastle don’t have the time to organize their low block.

    Hoping for a 1-0 win, I don’t see us getting multiple goals this match

  19. Wiggy says:

    Bellerin too much of sideway and back passing. No crosses. Last game even his team mates got annoyed with him. MA has drained his confidence..

    1. Mark says:

      Or Arteta is simply rotating the players

  20. JOEL says:

    Luiz keeps his place so presumably we’ll be subjected to the same turgid slow build up.But he’s an Arteta favourite and keeps his place despite Gabriel offering far better balance
    I dont care how poorly AMN played last time out at left back he’s still a far better right back than Cedric….(another Arteta favourite)…Lets hope that the rest of the team aided by the fact that we’re playing a piss-poor Newcastle side manage to score a goal or two as there isn’t anyone on the bench other than Martinelli to make any difference.

    1. Kelsjb says:

      You moan too much before the ball is even kicked

    2. ozziegunner says:

      How can Cedric Soares be an Arteta favourite, when he hardly selects him?

  21. JOEL says:

    If Aubamayang can’t score goals…does he have any real use .

    1. FootballisTrivial says:

      Scoring goals is a real use. Duh
      But he offers little else apart from that. Can’t underestimate his ability to score though.

    2. Perry ames says:

      Aubameyang should be taken out for a while as he looks spent
      I hope he can prove me wrong tonight

  22. FootballisTrivial says:

    Feel for Aubameyang.
    Just isn’t happening this season

  23. lcw says:

    Xhaka game improved 10 folds lately.

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  24. S says:

    3 home games in a row huh?
    Two against the same opposition.
    You think Newcastle would have learned a bit from being knocked out of a comp.

  25. FootballisTrivial says:

    Cedric’s crossing has been pretty good so far.

    1. Phenom says:

      You speak the truth.🀝

  26. RSH says:

    Defense is fine. Midfield is in control. Chances are being created. Just not finished.

    1. FootballisTrivial says:

      Forward line has been very wasteful this season.
      They don’t score early enough and thus justifying all the initial position. This increases pressure on the defense later on. We have a great defense now but it’s not stellar to keep a clean sheet forever.

  27. Dan kit says:

    Get Martinelli on FFS ,Auba and Laca just does not work

    1. RSH says:

      seems we will have to rely on him. They’re just not cutting it lately… Auba especially, everything is just off with his finishing this season.

  28. Perry ames says:

    Can we not see its offside ffs and this is piss poor embarrassing scandalous for an arsenal side to show no heart

  29. RW1 says:

    Just how long of arteta doing the same thing over and over again does it take for fans to start waking up to the problem with this team? We are a bottom half of the table team and we look like it

    1. RSH says:

      The only thing Arteta needs to do is get a new striker, and put Martinelli on. I dont think there’s much wrong at the moment. It just breaks down when the ball comes to Auba or Laca in dangerous areas. Not much he can do about that if the players aren’t showing their qualities. ESR, Saka, Partey, Xhaka have all been moving the ball very well. Cedric with good crosses, no issues at the back…

      1. RW1 says:

        There is no pace or movement through the middle … partey is quality but he needs players around him … holding and Luiz are seeing more of ball than xhaka and smith Rowe which just doesn’t put pressure on teams … Newcastle are comfortable so far

        1. RSH says:

          ESR has been good on the ball today. If we want to get the ball to our forwards better we need a more forward thinking player than Xhaka. Too often he takes too long or back passes. It’s because he konws he loses the ball a lot.

      2. Perry ames says:

        Even if we manage to win tonight, I think it is so obvious that we need massive changes at the club. No goals in one and a half games and not many chances created doesn’t bode well for the future. Too many untouchables in the team imo and it’s not that I think we have a divine right to win games but I’m of the opinion that you actually put the effort in and we are not trying hard enough. Aubameyang is not a captain never will be he is a goalscorer that’s his job

  30. gotanidea says:

    If Aubameyang can’t be replaced by Martinelli, we’d likely not able to break Newcastle’s defense. Both Lacazette and Aubameyang didn’t play well in the first half

  31. PJ-SA says:

    Auba off, Pepe on as LW

    Laca off and Martinelli upfront

  32. Coldzero says:

    Martinelli on please…Auba off.

  33. adajim says:

    i guess Aubameyang is trying to stay fit for our next match, hun? not a bad half but our wingers needs to get involved more

  34. adajim says:

    xhaka and partey combo is a joy to watch, and esr is a workerholic

    1. Phenom says:

      What about Cedric adajim? How has his attacking and defending been?

      1. Adajim says:

        he had a good game, I like that imput

    2. PJ-SA says:

      Xhaka has been ok but he has slowed the game down alot. Partey settles the midfield,gives it to Xhaka and then he passes sideways of backwards….slow slow slow

      1. Adajim says:

        pJ AUBA isn’t giving enough movements to get early passes from Xhaka

  35. JOEL says:

    I wonder how many years of this turgid plodding dross do we have to suffer under Arteta.A Manager devoid of ideas.
    Passing the ball to death does not create chances.

  36. FootballIsTrivial says:

    The ball movement has been good.
    Except when the ball lands to Aubameyang it results in nothing. He can’t dribble or make runs. And these days he can’t even shoot.
    Lacazette is just anonymous. Dissapointing front 2 at least.

    1. Amdi says:

      So wrong

      1. ozziegunner says:

        πŸ‘ Amdi

  37. Wiggy says:

    Bring Martinelli for Auba and
    Bellerin for Cedric.
    Then we got this…

    1. PJ-SA says:

      Cedric has done well, already put in quite few good crosses. What has he done wrong?

      1. Wiggy says:

        Yes not bad from Cedric. Bellerin likes to go in penalty box. That is all we need in this game.
        With ESR and saka it is perfect for Bellerin.

  38. Joe.S says:

    I share Alan Shearer’s disgust at how average both these teams are. Xhaka is never a joy to watch and the Auba. Laca. pairing is again like playing with ten men

    1. RW1 says:

      Can’t agree more … 135 minutes of regular football against one of the worst teams in epl and we can’t put ball in the net …

      1. Smartguy says:

        This same team played out a goaless draw with Liverpool. We must admit this season is a very tough one.

  39. FootballIsTrivial says:

    Arsenal need to shoot more from outside the box.

    Like way more..
    It has been a problem even when Wenger was there. Arsenal are guaranteed possession in these games, then why are they afraid to shoot more?

  40. Durand says:

    Auba and Laca their positioning has been poor in the final third. Esr, Saka, even Xhaka are moving the ball well; just no one in a position to finish.

    I’d move Auba to the middle and bring on Martinelli to replace him on the wing. All those crosses won’t win us the game, been there tried that.

    Over to Arteta, the “tactician.”

  41. RSH says:

    Thats more like it Auba!

  42. siamois says:

    Phew i thought he would never score!come on now we need a quick 2nd!

  43. Nifty says:

    Can we stop complaining

  44. Sue says:

    Young guns… get in there!!

  45. FootballIsTrivial says:

    Smith De Bruyne

    1. Declan says:

      Croydon De Bruyne

  46. RSH says:

    Two goals from counters.

    1. RSH says:

      Partey makes such a difference. He’s always thinking forward and looking for a forward pass. Opposite of Elneny.

      1. All Gunz Blazin' says:

        Seems like you spoke too soon. Arteta brings on Elneny for the ‘forward-thinking’ Thomas.

  47. PJ-SA says:

    Id get Saka and ESR off soon,they do need a break.

  48. siamois says:

    Yes that’s how you do it,!

  49. Ackshay says:

    Baby gunners to the rescue, ESR, saka, martenelli. Future is bright

  50. Ackshay says:

    ESR 9.1km run
    Saka 8.9km

    Talent + workrate

  51. Sue says:

    Yo Pierre 🀩

    1. Ackshay says:

      Squandered hat trick 😠😠😠

  52. Adajim says:

    ESR my man of d match. Cedric what a work. Unfortunately

  53. FootballIsTrivial says:

    Willian is here. Time to sleep, Lol

  54. Jax says:

    Is Smith Rowe left or right footed as he uses both adequately? Bit of the Santi about him there.

    1. RSH says:

      right foot is better. Left seems capable though. Wouldn’t say same level as Santi who had two equally magic feet.

  55. Adajim says:

    MA is lucky young guns helped bring back the energy required, as all this big players would have gotten him sacked

    1. RSH says:

      Partey was great throughout. But yes, youngsters are carrying the attack still. Happy Auba back on the scoresheet tho. Let us hope this brings his confidence back. We’ve missed his contributions big time.

  56. Phenom says:

    Got my prediction right.
    3 goals and a clean sheet. COYG.

    1. Sue says:

      Sweet πŸ‘Œ

      1. Phenom says:

        Beautiful Sue! πŸ˜‰

      2. Skills1000 says:

        Yes Sue. A good game. I just wish we dont hav any injuries. Keeping Martinelli and Partey fit is paramount. I’m very hopeful we can make top 4 this season.

  57. Skills1000 says:

    A lot of fans complaining. At the end we won by 3 goals. We need to support the team. No easy games anymore. 3 points is all that matters. What matters at this stage is getting 3 points every game. Well done guys

    1. Phenom says:

      @Skills. I am fed up with their complains.
      Bet they know better than MA. They started complaining as soon as the line-up was out.

      Shout out to Cedric, ESR, Saka and my countryman Partey.πŸ™Œ

      1. Skills1000 says:

        Yes Phenom.

        Partey after Partey. lol

  58. inkfight! says:

    3 points, clean sheet and no injuries! Can’t ask for more πŸ˜€

    Added bonus of Aubameyang scoring 2. Hope the floodgates open up for him again (and his past record suggest they will) and our “fans” stop moaning and get off his back.

    Additional added bonus – Thomas Partey.

    1. Sue says:

      πŸ‘πŸ‘ And we’re in the top half of the table! Yay!!

    2. Perry ames says:

      I get sick of fans saying “fans” as we are all fans of our club but some of us dont think we are all entitled to an opinion even if it isn’t positive. Everyone of us is entitled to have a say so grow up and stop using “” to try and make yourself more interesting

      1. Skills1000 says:

        Yes Perry. But at this stage, we just have to support the team. Every player should be supported. I have not been impressed with Willian, but I just want him to score his first Arsenal goal. I want him to raise his game. Same as Saka. When emwe have all our attackers in fine form it will benefit the team in the long haul. This season brought a lot of surprises. Look at Sheffield United. A team that almost make Europa last season, they only won 1 match in 19 games. Liverpool is struggling also. We beat Man United in October and they are on top of the league right now. We should show some positive energy and support Every player that wears the shirt. Cheers

      2. inkfight! says:

        Constant moaning is not an opinion.

  59. Joe.S says:

    We’ve definitely got a good one in Partey. Wrap him up in cotton wool. The likes of Saka and ESR will learn a lot playing besides him. There is a good team waiting to break out which requires two important signings. Trouble is some of us have been saying it for 15 years now. Actually this was also the catch cry amongst Arsenal fans in the late seventies, when we had Brady, Stapleton and O Leary. Just two good signings and we could have win the League. At least on a positive note, let’s hope the next two transfer windows will lead to much better things.

  60. Sid says:

    Ohh nice to see a good win. Gutted I missed the match. Would have to contend with the highlights.

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