Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 24th February 2024 at 6:30pm
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Arsenal take on Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this evening. Paul Tierney will referee the match and will kick-off at 20:00, live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate.

The Gunners go into this evening’s match on the back of five successive victories, having picked up a total of 55 points from 25 matches to date, while the visitors go into the match having picked up 8 points from their last 6 matches, and have a total of 37 points from 25 matches.

Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 19:00 to view both line-ups and benches.

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard (c), Saka, Martinelli, Havertz.

Substitutes: Ramsdale (GK), Cedric, Elneny, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Trossard, Jesus, Nketiah.

Newcastle United XI: Karius, Livramento, Schar, Botman, Trippier (c), Miley, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Almiron, Gordon, Isak.

Substitutes: Gillespie (GK), Burn, Krafth, Lascelles, Hall, Murphy, Willock, Ritchie, Barnes.

Referee: Paul Tierney.
Assistant Referee: Neil Davies.
Assistant Referee: Nick Hopton.
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor.
Video Assistant Referee: Peter Bankes.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Lee Betts.

Pre-match views from the forum:

SA Gunner: “To be clear, I’m not suggesting these teams roll over for the opposition and play their best for us. I do think that those are silly, biased takes from salty opposition fans.

What I’m saying is that both the eye test and numbers do suggest that teams play their cup final against us, and City as well to be fair.

There is almost no engagement from the opposition offensively, outside of very specific scenarios where they feel they can recover quickly enough. Take Porto for example, they were absolutely uninterested in tracking third-man runs, or pressing higher. They wanted to stay compact in a midblock and ride the game out for as long as necessary. And it worked for them, as they won the game and could have taken the lead as well.

Where have we seen a similar performance in a higher-profile game? Think City vs Inter in the last CL final.

If we play better we will win today and in the return leg. But to do that we have to play a far more efficient game, at a higher tempo. The simple solution is to get on the scoreboard early, as we’ve done in our last 5 league games. The longer solution involves the return of Jorginho or TP5 for these tighter games, as they have the verticality we need on the ground.

In a sense, I think that performance and result was a great reminder for our team, that this is what we will likely face more often than not, and to get to trophies, we will need to find a solution for that, fast.”

Yousif Arsenal: “I’m seeing a lot of fans losing some faith on team after the Porto result I’m really disappointed in how reactionary our fanbase are sometimes we scored 21 goals before that won 5 straight league games.

Yes, our team is capable of killing the hope but at least we are enjoyable in the league for now.”


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