Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 47 Goals 25 (43)
(53) 42 Assists 12 (23)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
26.9 Average Age 26.9
181 Average Height (cm) 181.3
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.1 (1.1)
(54%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 43% (49%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.7)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 7.16
André Santos Out 6.74
Ignasi Miquel Out 6.09
Player Reason Status Rating
Hatem Ben Arfa Out 7.07
Yohan Cabaye Out 7.2
Dan Gosling Out 6.1
Haris Vuckic Out N/A
Steven Taylor Out 6.66
Ryan Taylor Out 6.54
Jonás Gutiérrez Out 6.85
Vurnon Anita Out 6.46
Michael Williamson Out 7.29

Team News

  • Arsenal's injury worries are much less severe than they have been for some time and perhaps with their strongest starting XI available, Wenger will look to enter the second half of the season on a high.
  • His team will be fresh having not played in midweek and they could stick with the side that beat Wigan, with Walcott again getting the nod up front ahead of Giroud.
  • Koscielny is back fit but unlikely to replace either Mertesacker or Vermaelen despite inconsistent form from the latter.
  • While Tiote returns from suspension Mike Williamson will miss out having picked up his fifth booking of the season against United.
  • James Perch may therefore have to switch to centre-back, with Tiote a straightforward replacement in midfield.
  • With Gutierrez out injured Marveaux will keep his place on the wing, though Gabriel Obertan will also hope for some playing time.
  • Alan Pardew has confirmed that bruising to the ankle of Vurnon Anita will keep the midfielder out of action this weekend, potentially enforcing a move back to two up front

Prediction

  • Arsenal have had a man sent off in three of their last four league matches against Newcastle and there were arguments between opposition players in the most recent match, so there is no love lost between the two sides.
  • The Gunners will come into the game nice and fresh and that could be a big advantage against a Newcastle side not only missing some key players, but that came through a grueling match with United only to lose in the dying minutes.
  • The hosts should therefore be confident of a fourth successive league win and while the visitors will look to contain them early on, fatigue may kick in in the second half.
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Comments (21)

 
  • Yes "Walcott is trash as a main striker" you know a lot about football no doubt.

  • guess people didn't see the sarcasm in my comment, what a shame... ;)

  • Funny how Demba played well yet performance of Arsenal's strikers such that Demba looked surplus to requirements.

  • everyone got so excited about walcott not being a phenom already 2 years ago. hes only freaking 23 not even close to his prime. he will be a phenom one day soon

  • What a game. Wenger should start thinking about that raise Walcott wanted.

  • Yes, but it is not the Arsenal way to win... Very strange. We don't make pressing now.

  • lol at drfutballitis_ss

  • 7-3 lol

  • The goal in football is to score goals, not to keep possession. I can't believe I'm explaining this.

  • less possession and 3 goals up, what a shame indeed...

  • 55% of possession for Newcastle? What? Arsenal don't manage to keep the ball at home, what a shame...

  • 3-0/3-1 in favour of Arsenal. Walcott has opened the scoring.

  • 4-2 arsenal cazorla will score

  • Newcastle to get a huge upset win. Arsenal have Cazorla but I don't trust the gunners here.

  • Sesanthum is right but I think Walcott will stay up front to help contract negotiations. I think Arsenal will go behind but because Newcastle are weak at protecting the lead Arsenal will comeback to win Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle

  • Ba will be motivated to score. he want to sign with Arsenal. Walcott is trash as a main striker. 2-1 gunners. ( podolski, cazorla, Ba)

  • 2:0? I dont believe, that Newcastle not score...

  • 3-0 arsenal, newcastle have no away wins and i expect that to continue

  • Considering that Olivier Giroud is back Arsenal would be deploying him as the target man up front again. Since Newcastle is weak at defending wingplay I daresay Arsenal would exploit that thoroughly and against a lethargic Newcastle Arsenal are good for a win. =)

  • This is a big game for Arsenal, anything but a win will be bad for them

  • 2-0 ? its a good one. im buying it.

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