On Monday night, Arsenal will lock horns with Newcastle United at St. James Park, with both hoping to produce a positive result. The Gunners will be coming into the match after a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby, whereas the Magpies recorded a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
Both teams look to bounce back after a disappointing defeat, furthermore, the Gunners are focused on winning the last two games with the hope to finish in the top four given that the Lilywhites concede an unlikely defeat in their last game of the Premier League this season.
Mikel Arteta’s side will be without Gabriel Magalhaes as he picked a muscular problem against Spurs. The Gunners also remain without the services of Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney who will watch on from the sidelines. Rob Holding is suspended and will not feature in the upcoming encounter.
Arteta might opt for the 4-2-3-1 making necessary changes to the starting XI. Tomiyasu will look to fill in the centre back position along with Ben White who could return to the first team if he’s deemed fit.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Tomiyasu, Tavares; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe; Nketiah
The Magpies seem to recover from their injury concerns with Ryan Fraser back in training but the likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis, Isaac Hayden and Joe Willock remain sidelined. David Howe must come up with the decision to feature Trippier and Wilson, assuming they’re fit to start.
Howe will most likely opt for the 4-3-3 formation with minor tweaks from the previous game. Ryan Fraser is unlikely to start but he is back in training, whereas Trippier could push to start in the right-back position.
Newcastle United Predicted XI
Dubravka; Trippier, Lascelles, Burn, Targett; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
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