ARS vs NEW: Both Arsenal and Chelsea went through managerial changes last summer. While the Blues had a relatively settles squad with the core of their title-winning 2016-17 campaign pretty much intact, the Gunners were seen more of as a club going through the transition.
Newcastle United, meanwhile, are 14th in the table, six points adrift of the bottom three. Following their last gasp 2-2 draw against Bournemouth the last time around, the Toons are on the same number of points as last season.Newcastle have some form behind them, winning five and drawing two of their last nine matches. But their away form doesn’t augurs good as the Magpies have lost 17 of theur last 23 on the road.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Team News:
Injured – Arsenal could miss as many as seven players for the home clash against Newcastle United.
Aaron Ramsey suffered a thigh strain a fortnight ago and hasn’t recovered from it, while Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck, and Lucas Torreira all remain on the sidelines as well.
Key Players – Aubameyang, Ozil, Lacazette
Injured – As for Newcastle United, Rob Elliot and Sean Longstaff will be missing the action.
Key Players – Rondon, Perez
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Playing 11
Arsenal– Leno (GK), Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil; Aubameyang, Lacazette
Newcastle United– Dubravka (GK), Yedlin, Lejeune, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Perez, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Rondon