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Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Newcastle: Nketiah starts, Lacazette dropped

By on February 16, 2020

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Arsenal take on Newcastle United at the Emirates this afternoon desperately looking to get back to winning ways.

Mikel Arteta has handed youngster Eddie Nketiah a start up front with Alexandre Lacazette dropping to the bench. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang supports the young striker while Nicolas Pepe also comes back in for Gabriel Martinelli.

Dani Ceballos is given his first start under Arteta as he partners Granit Xhaka in midfield. Lucas Torreira has to settle for a place on the bench while Matteo Guendouzi isn’t named in the Arsenal squad.

Bukayo Saka keeps his place at left-back with Sead Kolasianc on the bench and Shkodran Mustafi lines-up alongside David Luiz with Sokratis missing out.

These are the line-ups for the game:

Arsenal

Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, David Luiz, Saka; Ceballos, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Nketiah; Aubameyang

Subs: Martinez, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Willock, Martinelli, Lacazette

Newcastle

Dubravka, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lazaro, Almiron, S. Longstaff, Bentaleb, Rose, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.

Subs: Darlow, Schar, Lejeune, M. Longstaff, Hayden, Atsu, Ritchie.

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