Newcastle United vs Arsenal
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 11th August 2019
Kick off at: 13.00 GMT
Venue: St. James Park, Newcastle, England
Targeting to return into that top four seat, Arsenal are targeting three points on their premier league opener. Unai Emery’s men are set to face a tricky test as they face Newcastle United at St. James Park on Sunday.
Newcastle United vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves up for their Premier League opening fixture this Sunday. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 5-3-2
Probable Lineups:Dubravka(g); Javi Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Ritchie(def);Hayden, Shelvey, Longstaff(att mid); Almiron, Joelinton(Att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Maitlan-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal(def);Xhaka, Guendouzi(mid); Pepe, Ceballos, Aubameyang(att mid); Lacazette (att)
Before heading into this weekend Premier League battle, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWLWW
Newcastle have a mix results during preseason with three wins and two defeats in their last five friendlies. Steve Bruce’s men did win their last two games though, defeating Hibernian 3-1 and St Etienne 2-1.
Those two straight victories, despite only in preseason can provide an extra confidence for this weekend. Newcastle are hoping to surprise Emery’s side by taking maximum point, though The Magpies would probable settle for a draw.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WLLWL
Gunners’ result in preseason haven’t actually been great with two wins and three loses from their last five. However, their overall preparation have been pretty decent in terms of results.
There will be some excitement from Arsenal fans seeing the new players they signed this summer. Emery will be hoping that his new addition can immediately make a positive impact this weekend.
Bruce’s team will have some absente already this weekend with Colback, Lejeune, Gayne and Atsu all unavailable. Ritchie is in doubt for the Sunday clash, but could very well make it on time.
New arrival, Joelinton is set to get his first start in the league partering Almiron up front. Basing on their preseason games, Bruce looking to deploy a 5-3-2 formation on Sunday.
Gunnes will still be without some names for their season opener this upcoming Sunday. Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney, Kolasinac and Ozil reportedly won’t be available against Newcastle.
Summer signing, Dani Ceballos apparently is doubt, but could still make the game and even start. Nicolas Pepe is also uncertain to play, but the hope is that he will make it right on time.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, Gunners have been dominant over their opponent with four wins and just one defeat.
Their latest match up happened in the Premier League last season on April 1st, which ended in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory.
Home side Newcastle will give their all especially since they are playing in front of their loyal fans. Bruce’s men are not going to give up without a fight, so they’re set to push Gunners hard for victory.
Arsenal are not coming to St James Park for goofing around as they will be looking for victory as well. Emery’s men will be labeled as favorite to win, but if they are not careful, The Magpies can shockk them.
Final Score: 1-1