Teams: Arsenal v Newcastle: Iwobi & Maitland-Niles start

By on December 16, 2017


Arsenal simply have to collect three points and put the pressure on the top four when we entertain Newcastle this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger has made just one change from the team that drew at West Ham with Alexandre Lacazette coming in for Olivier Giroud.

It means Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez have somehow kept their places in attack while Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts ahead of Sead Kolasinac at left-back.

Here are the line-ups:


Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles; Wilshere, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette, Iwobi.

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny, Welbeck, Giroud


Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo; Hayden, Merino; Murphy, Perez, Atsu; Joselu

Subs:  Darlow, Clark, Dummett, Diame, Aarons, Ritchie, Gayle