Mikel Arteta’s & co. will return to action on Monday evening as they take trip to North West of England to face Newcastle United to continue pushing for top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners heading into the fixture two points behind local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who sit on fourth placed after beaten Burnley on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners will be aiming of bounce back to winning ways after beaten at Tottenham Hotspur last Thursday, as Referee award the host a penalty before send Rob Holding off.
A victory at St James’ Park this evening will lifting the Gunners above Spurs with a point and put them in good shape ahead of final game of the season against Everton on Sunday.
Arsenal Team News & Tactics
As Gunners prepared for must-win clash against Newcastle United, here is all you need to know about Mikel Arteta’s men who battle with injuries problem in recent weeks.
Gabriel Magalheas remains doubt for clash against Newcastle United. The Brazilian sustained muscular injury against Tottenham Hotspur, and according to Mikel Arteta the centre-back is likely to miss trip to North West of England.
Ben White is likely to made return to action on Monday evening when Arsenal face Newcastle United. Despite the Englishman doesn’t appear at London Colney training session on Sunday morning, is likely to feature against the Magpies.
Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney continue recovering from their injuries problem and they will miss the clash while Rob Holding will continue his match ban.
Moving on to starting line-up, Mikel Arteta is likely to make changes to the team that played last term. There’s no doubt about this, Aaron Ramsdale could start between the sticks while Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu likely to partner at the hearts of Arsenal defence, since Gabriel and Holding unavailable for the game.
Despite Cedric Soares failed to impressed last term, is likely to continue feature as right-back position and Nuno Tavares is expected to lead left-back option for Mikel Arteta.
Granit Xhaka will be continue in central midfielder, and pivot alongside Mohamed Elneny who played key role in Arsenal four successive matches before defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last Thursday.
Martin Ødegaard will start as No. 10 position for Arsenal while Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka will start on left-hand side and right-hand side respectively.
Eddie Nketiah, who has been impressed in Arsenal’s attacking threatening in recent weeks could lead the line while Alexandre Lacazette, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nicolas Pepe could be other opportunities for Mikel Arteta.
Avant-dernière finale, on y va ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/4zsJ6gs52s— Arsenal FR (@Arsenal_FRA) May 15, 2022
Arsenal possible starting lineup: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Tavares, Cedric; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Full Arsenal squad available for Newcastle United
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo
Defenders: Benjamin White, Gabriel Magalhaes, (doubt) Nuno Tavares.
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe.
Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette Eddie Nketiah