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Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Newcastle United, Nketiah and Martinelli start

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Newcastle United

Arsenal make the trip to Newcastle United for tomorrow’s Premier League clash.

The Gunners are seven points behind the European places with just five games left, and their focus could lie on their Europa League campaign.

They are trailing 2-1 after the away leg of the semi-final tie against Villarreal, and will be aiming to make amends on Thursday.

Owing to this, manager Mikel Arteta could be tempted to make wholesale changes for the clash against the Magpies at St James’ Park.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Bernd Leno made a blunder against Everton last week which gifted the Toffees with three points. He made amends in midweek with a vital save against Villarreal at 2-0. The German is likely to start between the sticks.

In defence, a complete change of personnel is expected. Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes and Cedric Soares could make up the four-man backline.

Dani Ceballos was sent off against the Yellow Submarines in midweek. With Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey potentially being rested, the Spaniard is likely to start alongside Mohamed Elneny.

Further forward, Willian and Gabriel Martinelli may earn rare opportunities out wide. Martin Odegaard could feature in the number 10 position ahead of Emile Smith Rowe.

Odegaard needs continuity to find form after his injury absence. Eddie Nketiah appears set to lead the line with Alexandre Lacazette unavailable, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not deemed fit to start.

Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes, Cedric Soares; Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny; Willian, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Eddie Nketiah.

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