Confirmed teams: Newcastle v Arsenal – Willock starts, Pepe & Laca on the bench

By on August 11, 2019

Reiss Nelson Arsenal

Arsenal begin the new Premier League season away from home as we head to the north east to take on Newcastle United this afternoon.

Unai Emery is without Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac as they’ve been left out of the squad following fresh security incidents at their homes last week but Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock are given chances to impress from the start.

Summer signings David Luiz, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli all have to settle for places on the bench as Calum Chambers starts alongside Sokratis in defence.

Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka both start in midfield while Henrikh Mkhitaryan supports Pierre-Emerick Auabmeyang in attack. Alexandre Lacazette has to settle for a place among the subs.

These are the line-ups for the game:


Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton.

Subs: Darlow, Clark, Saint-Maximin, Muto, Willems, Krafth, Fernandez.


Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock, Mkhitaryan, Nelson, Aubamyenag.

Subs: Martinez, Luiz, Torreira, Ceballos, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette