Arsenal travel to St. James’ Park on Sunday to take on Newcastle United, hoping to secure all three points from this Premier League contest. In their previous game, Arsenal secured an impressive 3-1 win over Chelsea. As they continue to chase the title, it’s imperative that they don’t drop any points, especially given that Manchester City have played one game fewer and are one point ahead in the league table.
Mikel Arteta will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI. Gabriel Martinelli should get the nod over Leandro Trossard in the left wing while Jorginho makes way for Thomas Partey.
4-3-3 Arsenal Predicted XI Vs Newcastle United
Aaron Ramsdale will continue to feature in goal for Arteta’s team after shipping in one goal in his last league appearance. Gabriel is expected to return from injury to play along with Rob Holding at the heart of the Arsenal backline as they hope to defend their penalty box well throughout the game.
Ben White will fill in as the right-back, while Oleksandr Zinchenko hopes to catch the eye on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them would be eager to make a difference for Arsenal out in the wide areas.
Kieran Tierney and Jakub Kiwior will provide cover for the defensive spots on the bench.
Arteta will name a midfield three of Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard as they try to move the ball well at the centre of the park and orchestrate some clear-cut chances to win this away contest.
Jorginho will be named on the bench as he awaits his opportunity to make an impact as a second-half substitute if required.
Gabriel Martinelli will try to put his pace to good use on the left flank, while Bukayo Saka hopes to weave his magic from the right.
Gabriel Jesus will lead the line for the North London club in the final third. He has to find a way to cause some problems for the opposition defenders this weekend.
Eddie Nketiah and Leandro Trossard will have to be content with a place on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the final quarter if the Gunners need a goal by then.