Newcastle United host Arsenal at St. James’ Park this evening in the Premier League, with a kick-off time of 17:30, the referee is Stuart Attwell and the match is live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HDR.
Today’s hosts currently sit 7 points behind Arsenal in the Premier League table, having won 5 out of their 10 league matches so far, picking up 17 points. They have also drawn two and lost three, with their defeats coming against Liverpool (1-2), Manchester City (1-0) and Brighton & Hove Albion (3-1). Arsenal remain unbeaten, having won 7 and drawn 3, picking up 24 points from a possible 30.
Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 16:30 to view both line-ups and benches.
Newcastle United XI: 22. Pope, 2. Trippier, 5. Schar, 6. J. Lascelles (c), 33. Burn, 36. Longstaff, 39. Guimarães, 7. Joelinton, 24. Almiron, 9. C. Wilson, 10. Gordon.
Substitutes: 1. Dubravka (GK), 3. Dummett, 20. Hall, 17. Krafth, 21. Livramento, 28. Willock, 67. Miley, 23. Murphy, 11. Ritchie.
Arsenal XI: 22. Raya, 4. White, 2. Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 18. Tomiyasu, 41. Rice, 20. Jorginho (c), 29. Havertz, 7. Saka, 11. Martinelli, 14. Nketiah.
Substitutes: 1. Ramsdale (GK), 31. Hein (GK), 17. Cedric, 15. Kiwior, 35. Zinchenko, 25. Elneny, 21. Vieira, 24. Nelson, 19. Trossard.
Referee: Stuart Attwell.
Assistant Referee: Richard West.
Assistant Referee: James Mainwaring.
Fourth Official: Graham Scott.
Video Assistant Referee: Andrew Madley.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Burt.
Pre-match views from the forum:
Jasinho: “Can already see us getting smashed against Newcastle, it won’t be different from the West Ham game last might. We’ll have lots of possession but they’ll physically bully us. We’ll have Eddie unable to control a ball upfront, Ødegaard and Saka ghosting, Rice and Martinelli running hard but in vain, Zinchenko making errors leading to opportunities for them and Gabriel conceding a bozo penalty. 3-1 to Newcastle.”
Batman: “Can’t see us winning this to be honest. I think the way they can counter and the pace they have is exactly what we struggle with and in that atmosphere up there along with knowing they will be allowed to batter our players with nothing called, we’ll have absolutely no rhythm and there’ll be tons of turnovers. Then add in that Nketiah will start and I would bite someone’s hand off for a point if it was offered.”
Tom Mix: “People are deluded if they think this game will be anything like the West Ham game. We’ll play our best team from the start and we’re better than Newcastle. It’s no accident they’ve lost several games this season already and they’re missing their best striker.
0-2 to the Arsenal.”