Saturday, December 10, 2022

White, Gabriel and Smith Rowe start: Newcastle v Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Newcastle at St James’ Park this evening, looking for three points to take us back into the top four.

Here are the official line-ups.

Newcastle: To follow

Subs:

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, White, Tavares, Elneny, Xhaka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka, Nketiah.

Subs: Leno, Cedric, Swanson, Oulad M’Hand, Lokonga, Patino, Martinelli, Pepe, Lacazette

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Russ

Well, we can’t ask for a much better lineup.

Come on lads!!

chepetin

Yup, better than expected injury news. Hope everyone is fit enough to go 100%. COYG. It’s all in our hands.

Jules

Huge game. We can do this. Let’s fucking go. COYG!!!

A M

strong looking lineup, need an early goal to settle the nerves!
COYG 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴
LET’S GO GET THOSE FUCKING 3 POINTS

Cooked Patino

I hope we get 2 or 3. A goal never settles my nerves.

Goonermaybaj

Onwards and upwards ! COYG!

backsakacrack

This lineup is a tacit admission from Arteta that he got it badly wrong last week. But onwards and upwards indeed. I just hope the CBs do not break down and we get that early goal tonight. Cummon!

Man Manny

I have a feeling we’ll win this game.

Jean Ralphio

COYG!!!!

Wiltoooooooooord !!!

This just filled me with confidence.. COYG

Kostas

Who from the bench academy players is a natural CB?

chepetin

Swanson is a defender but not a CB. He plays right back. So to answer your question, nobody.

Berlingoon

Guess if something happens to White or/ and Gabriel we would have to move Tomi inside and bring on Cedric or play either Xhaka or Elneny there and bring on Sambi. Not perfect but shouldn‘t be an excuse not to get the 3 points today.
Let‘s do this! COYG! 🔴⚪️

Nainsley Aitland Miles

If White or Gabriel get injured, Tomiyasu will move to CB and Cedric will sub on to play RB.

Tomasi

Whoop whoop (cautiously)

Teryima Adi

We must have tied White and Gabriel in bandage.😃

Gunnerlocutor

I was going to Woot Woot (cautiously) but you’ve got it covered. COYG!

Up4GrabsNow!

No Cedric = no 1,000 crosses = no entertainment 😃😃😃

So glad to see Benjamin & Gabriel & Tomi back together. Nuno will be fine. COYG!

Teryima Adi

Yeah, Nuno will be fine.

Brecht

Yep, Nuno’s promising games in the first half of the season came as part of that backline + Smith-Rowe in front of him.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

I’m delighted to see Tavares start instead of Cedric. Tavares is exciting, decent going forward, looking for a through ball or to pick a pass keeping the ball on the turf, unlike, as you said, Cedric’s crosses into no man’s land.

Berlingoon

Always looking for some 40 yard belters as well 😆 today would be a good day to smash one in.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Hopefully someone has had a word in his ear to ask him to stop doing that.

Tomislav

We can do this, COYG!

Teryima Adi

Let’s go and get the job done. It’s in our hands. COYG!!!

Okey

Wow! This is great news. I PRAY our defenders are fit. Oh Lord, what joy I would feel if we finished 4th. COYG

Ponsonby gooner

What state are White and Gabriel in? Happy to see them, but are they fit??

Serpent

All fingers crossed for the collective hamstrings. Let’s do this!

StuArse

Are Gabriel and White fit or full on steroid injections? Either way game on!

Arimnestos

We can do this. COYG!!!

Up4GrabsNow!

And let’s all hold out a hand for our lad Oulad M’Hand…

Harding

Alcohol isn’t cutting it anymore – doobies tonight! COYG

Rocastle7

Alcohol and doobies are needed for this

Reiss Neverseen & El Dicteta

Angel Gabriel rises from the ashes. I haven’t been this hyped for a Newcastle game in years.

Time to put the roosters back in the chicken coop 🐓

Diaby's Left Peg

I wonder if Mikel looks at that bench and wishes we’d held onto Chambers for another few months?
COYG

Fatgooner

He should have played Cedric at r/b with Tomi on the left. Whenever Tavares touches the ball he makes me nervous. He’s the weakest link. Arteta wants him for his forward play in a game we need to win. I hope he doesn’t screw up,

Erik

We need to put them to the sword. Early goals could kill a meaningless game for Newcastle. Tavares is more of a threat.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

No he shouldn’t have.

Newcastle’s best player is Saint-Maximin who attacks down the left. Cedric would have struggled against him.

Just like Tomiyasu should have also played RB last Thursday to deal with Son.

Sam I Am

Also we need Tomi next to White so he doesn’t do his hamstring.

johar

Yeah, Tavares must be top of the list of departures. He looked like a snip when he first came but later we began to see why Benfica fans were so happy to see the back of him. Hope he scores a hat-trick 😁.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Tavares wouldn’t be starting tonight if Mikel wanted to sell him this summer.

Leevenio

Watch them screw this up!

Martinchaser Of Lost Courses

120% focus, Tavares. Please

215Arse

Thrilled with this team sheet. Hope the boys are all truly fit. Let’s get it in!

allezkev

It’s Up For Grabs Now…

Teryima Adi

Yeah

Naked Cygan

Tavares at left back!!!! ay ay ay ay ….god help us

Forget about it

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Hector’s loyalty and character, but is Tomi the new Sagna?

Billy bob

The life of a fan eh!!! You look at our last two Monday night results and you think “we’re doomed”, then you see the lineup and think “actually perhaps we could do this”!! Anyone else go through these varying emotions?

chepetin

the life of a gooner….

Rummy

Thank all the deities!

Sagebrush

Lineup is the best we could hope for, looking at what we have at our disposal. COYFG?!

artetaballs

chaosy game awaits, but the 3 points are ours
coyg
NLF

Martinchaser Of Lost Courses

Let’s just avoid unnecessary yellows or even a red card early in the game. Let’s remember EPL refs are itching to fuck us over in favor of Shit’ham. I’d rather we concede an early than an early red card. If we remain 11 on the pitch we will win this ultimately!

ManilaGoona

The shit now cometh out of my arse..

Arteta's Hair

COYG!

Mark

We are only team at the top without a proper world class manager, that makes huge difference at the end of the season and it’s got me worried, should have got someone better rather than bargin basement job. Hope I am proven wrong

He’s got no hair but we don’t care...

Tavares hat trick.

He’s got no hair but we don’t care...

Get the ball to Saka more!

Obie

Newcastle showing more energy and desire, terrible start.

Sagebrush

These guys are going to be very tired. NfU

Tribe

We dont deserve 4th place, be real.

mrugunner

Indeed. No steel whatsoever in that midfield

Ealing

We are under the cosh

Billy bob

Well that’s a crap first half, naff performance, Tomi off injured and ref is against us too!!! Not looking good if truth be told!!! Sorry to say but I think our quest for CL football ends tonight!!!

Mark

Getting bullied and out worked, we look scared to loose rather than confident to win.

mrugunner

Is that a team fighting for 4th? Everyone is shirking away from battles in mid

Kostas

The offside flags are so slow that we gonna have coollective heart attack

Jake

Don’t know what Ramsadale was doing

He’s got no hair but we don’t care...

Gab for ESR now.

Martinchaser Of Lost Courses

Totally!

Gab for Tav and go to a back 3. We need an extra attacker on the pitch.

Billy bob

Goal Newcastle with less that 30 mins to go, champions league chances gone as Arsenal have played pants

Mark

And I got down votes for stating we have bargin bin manager, unlike klopp, pep, conte and tuchel – its just a fact people.

Laimis

**** off Mark

Mark

Truth hurts, come out from under your rock and smell the truth,

Laimis

“ If I say what I think, I’m suspended six months so I cannot say. I’m allowed to give my interpretation of what happened in the game but I don’t know how to lie and I don’t like lying, so I prefer not to say what I think. ”

Mark

Would rather he showed balls and actually said something useful

RobC

contract renewal without 4th place was crazy from the board

Mark

Agreed 👍

Public Elneny

He is under no scrutiny whatsoever from the board, it’s ridiculous

It’s like they’re actively trying to create another Wenger situation, where our fortunes are tied, for better or worse, to one man. Except this guy hasn’t got a track record of creating the best team this country has ever seen, just a boring fucking amateur

Any club with serious ambitions he would have been sacked in December 2020

Public Elneny

And instead we just get a whole boatload of PR fluff about how everyone is so unified. Fuck off, it doesn’t make up for finishing 8th-8th-5th!

mrugunner

No that’s arsenal

Deano

More worrying it was Offered after straight defeats to palace, Brighton and Southampton the matches where we did throw away the top four.

Assshavin

We have by far the worst team in that top 6, considering the injuries we have. Arteta is doing miracles.

Francis

What miracles !!!

John

Top class manager would perhaps be doing better and would have got us over the line, the defence of the mediocre is staggering

Kostas

Which one of those you mention shall we sign? Or you have another proposal?

Mark

So the solution was to go for an unproven assistant coach, rather than someone with experience, it was a lack of ambition and will, there is great managers in the world and now it will be harder to get them. I won’t list them for you, do your own research

Deano

Conte nah. Most teams know how to play against his tactics, except our manager who plays to his strengths.

Jake

Inexperience marrying inexperience was always a poisonous combination.

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