Here’s the side we expect to face Arsenal at the Emirates this evening…
Predicted Newcastle XI
GK) Tim Krul
As always, the ever-present Dutch keeper will start between the sticks barring a late injury.
DR) Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
Fullback Ryan Taylor is injured, meaning the 24-year-old Frenchman should continue on the right of a back four.
DC) Michael Williamson
The tall Englishman is excellent in the air, but he’ll have to be careful not to expose his lack of pace, with Arsenal likely to send many through-balls to onrushing forwards.
DC) Fabricio Coloccini
Coloccini can expect a physical battle with Olivier Giroud at the Emirates
DL) Massaido Haidara
With Davide Santon injured, the young Senegalese defender will have the unenviable task of monitoring the overlapping Bacary Sagna down Arsenal’s right.