Arsenal vs Newcastle confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture

Andrew Gamble
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Arsenal defender David Luiz (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Arsenal defender David Luiz (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal welcome Newcastle United to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Monday night.

The Gunners returned to their below-par selves against Crystal Palace, clearly lacking inspiration without Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce will be desperate for a win as the pressure begins to mount on him.

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The Magpies have not gone longer than six games without a win under Bruce – and this clash will be the seventh.

Ahead of Monday's visit of the Magpies, Arteta says he feels the injuries suffered by the likes of Kieran Tierney and Pablo Mari will become more commonplace before the end of the season.

Asked if there was a risk of burnout due to the amount of games, Arteta replied: "Yes. We have been trying to manage it.

"But the reality is that the fixtures are what they are and we didn't have a pre-season, which is why - and we've talked about it many, many times - one of the reasons we wanted the five subs.

"It was exactly that. But this is just the consequences and this will happen more and more, I think, and to more clubs."

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

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When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 8pm GMT at the Emirates Stadium.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage starting from 7pm GMT. Subscribers can also stream the match via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Arsenal will be without Pablo Mari, who missed the draw with Palace due to a calf injury. Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney will be assessed ahead of the clash.

Steve Bruce is hopeful that both Jamal Lewis and Jonjo Shelvey could return from knee and groin issues respectively, but Ryan Fraser is suspended following his sending off at Sheffield United. Jamaal Lascelles will be assessed as he continues his recovery from Covid-19.

Confirmed line-ups

AFC XI: Leno, Cedric, Luiz, Holding, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette

NUFC XI: Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Shelvey, M. Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll, Wilson

Odds

Arsenal: 4/9

Draw: 7/2

Newcastle: 7/1

Prediction

Both sides are in worrying form, and their FA Cup clash didn’t exactly set pulses racing. However, Newcastle are in a really bad run under Bruce, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Arsenal nicked a truly scrappy game. 1-0 Arsenal.