Newcastle v Arsenal Confirmed Team News & Predicted XI

Arsenal have some worries ahead of their must-win Premier League match with Newcastle tonight, with the possibility of having zero senior defenders available to start.

The Gunners cannot afford to take anything for granted with Spurs having moved ahead of us in the table with their win yesterday, but our biggest issue in our preparations is likely down to our personnel issues.

We are still unsure if either of Gabriel Magalhaes or Ben White will be able to feature this evening, with Arteta unable to confirm eithers’ absence or availability in his pre-match press conference when speaking to Arsenal Media on Saturday, while we are forced to be without Rob Holding after he got himself sent off on Thursday.

We also remain without both Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney this evening, leaving us a little short on numbers.

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Tomiyasu White Xhaka
Cedric Odegaard Elneny Lokonga Saka
Martinelli Nketiah

I’m praying that both of Gabriel and White can start, but fear that we could revert to a back three/five in order to compensate for any missing players for extra stability. Should both defenders become available, I would expect the below to start however.

Cedric White Gabriel Tomiyasu
Odegaard Elneny Xhaka
Saka Nketiah Martinelli

It will be an anxious wait until we see the teamsheets around 7PM, but am I alone in thinking we could play a back five depending on our personnel this evening?


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  1. A back three/five is not applicable in these cirumstances. It is a solution in case you have many centerbacks. In our case, we are missing center backs. If Ben White and Tomiyasu are fit to play, I don’t see any reason of fileding a back five. Plus, this year the team played a back four. It would be risky to use a formation they have not been using for a year. My prediction is a back four comprising Cedric, Ben White, Tomiyasu and Tavares. Other positions will remain as usual

    1. Clemento we won Chelsea playing 3-4-2-1 the players are also good at it especially when we have enough defenders. In our game tonight we really need goals to win the game. I won’t be bother how much we concead if we score more. For me it’s better to play for counter we have Pacey players to do so.

    2. I don’t think we should play defensive because that team will press us a lot we must attack and attack

  2. Hmmm…i am afraid we will know our fate tonight
    Why the injuries now
    We can’t play this Newcastle boys with makeshift defence that hardly play together.

    Well,Goodluck o

  3. Cedric will be the weak link as he has been in so many games, one win in nineteen visits isn’t good news, I hope the team is hungry for CL football, and I feel Odegaard could really shine in this game, we can’t be defensive, the all-out attack will push them back, but we have to be so careful of the break. And it would be so good to shove the snide remarks from Players and fans from a team that believes it is better than it actually is, you can’t polish a turd and that is Spurs. And Everton will be missing two players come Sunday. If we get a result tonight, the fans on Sunday will be a boost and will need to spur Arsenal on, wouldn’t it be great if we went in at 3-0 up against Everton, those poor little Marsh Dwellers will be crying in their lager tops.

  4. I wish arsenal the best of luck. We honestly need lucks to come out victorious in the remaining 2 games.

  5. Newcastle will attack us which might suit us more than a team sitting low. Plus we have a good record vs them.

    1. NewCastle is in great form we need luck to come out top. Hope Arteta borrow idea from how ManCity thump them 5:0 a week ago?

  6. Back 4
    Cedric White Gabriel Tomiyasu
    Trust me 😊
    The big problem tonight will be Saint Maximin.

  7. Best scenario for us is to wipe the floor with the toon army tonight and I mean a whooping 4 -0
    Then I will feel relaxed 😌
    Sunday comes and let the spuds take a handsome lead at Norwich
    We go in 0-0 at half time and the spuds think they are getting there Passport out for the CL
    we score a brace 10 minutes to go and feel the whole season sucked
    Out of the spuds in that last 10 minutes
    Conte out brigade starts
    Give them a glimmer of hope and then take it away πŸ˜€
    First things first.. tonight and feeling very nervous
    Why do we always do it the hard way πŸ˜• it should have wrapped up by now
    Onwards and upwards

        1. Haha KevπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
          He will be that old by the time we start challenging for the top 2

        2. That’s Super Mik when the process is close to completion πŸ˜‰ nah made it last night for a laugh Sue πŸ˜‚ 1 hour to go βŒ›

            1. It’ll not be so much Super Mik but grandad Mik by then 😜
              And Gab M how’s he made it Sue 😢

                1. Europa league final on Wednesday you would think the conference league final would come first πŸ™„ hope Frankfurt hammer Rangers πŸ˜„

                    1. And he’s a West Ham supporter? πŸ˜„ Kieran Tierney would never forgive you for saying that Sue πŸ˜›

                    2. I know but I’ve always preferred Rangers to Celtic..
                      So could Cedric – with ease πŸ˜„

                    3. I’ve always preferred the Celts Henny Larsson what a player he was πŸ˜„ haha yeah he is small like 5ft 7 not quite Arshavin height though 🀣

  8. It will be a hard game but not because Newcastle are great it’s just that we are so inconsistent but I have a good feeling about tonight and so hope we come away with a win

  9. I’m hoping the Newcastle players get caught up with the occasion being last home game and there supporters roaring them on they end up going gun ho and leaving themselves open and hopefully we can take advantage gona be a nail biter we all know Arsenal never do things the easy way!


    Whatever happens, we will DEFINITELY need goals, plural, so we must play an essentially attacking team and take chances.
    IF we are to win, which TBH, I much doubt, we will have to raise our game, esp with several preferred starters being out injured or only half fit.

    Score or bust then, as a draw is useless.

  11. Us Gooners will have to wait for the Gunners team-sheet to be out before us will know which Gunners are starting and on the bench for the match.

    Nevertheless, as the air of uncertainty has been blowing in the nedia in the last few days in regard to the likely none-availability of some Arsenal first-team players for the our away match to Newcastle Utd tonight.

    Us may speculate on the likely Arsenal starts and bench for the match. Which us think and believe that Mikel Arteta the Gunners gaffer should have start the match. And also the ones us also want to see him have on the bench for the match as well. This is okay.

    In this wise, I will want to speculate on the Arsenal starts and bench which I think and believe that Arteta should use to play against Newcastle Utd tonight to win the match for Arsenal. And win it 0-4 to Arsenal at full-time,

    irrespective if Tottenham Hs Ox is gore in the match as a result of the Gunners shooting of 4 Magpies to crash on the playing turf resulting from just a single gun-shot fired into their mist. But Tottenham worries and despair arising from the lost of 4 Magpies as spoils to Arsenal in the game. But the Tottenham cries aren’t going to be a concern to Arsenal whatsoever. But a delight to us.

    My starts:
    Tomiyansu Whites Gabriel Taveres;
    El Neny Odegaard Xhaka;
    Saka Nkethia Martinelli.

    Leno Cedric Azzeez Swanson Partino ESR Pepe.

    Before this match. Arsenal are okay and will be fine and okay after the match has been played.

  12. Please give me 352
    White Tomiyasu Gabriel
    Saka Xhaka Elneny Tavares
    SmithRowe Martinelli

    Leno, Cedric, Swanson, Dinzeyi, Lokonga, Patino, Pepe, Lacazette, Nketiah

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