Newcastle United Predicted XI (And Score) Vs Arsenal

Who will have the tough job of stopping Olivier Giroud?

A glorious point at Old Trafford last weekend was magnified by Newcastle United's competent 4-1 mauling of Northampton Town mid-week. The Mags are flying again and despite being shot down away at Swansea in the second game of the season, they are beginning to flap their newly purchased Florian Thauvin-shaped wings as they look to land three points on Saturday (12.45pm Kick-off). Steve Mcclaren has been tactically savvy over the last two fixtures and tomorrow he has the daunting task of selecting a team capable of destroying Arsenal at home. It's not an easy task. The Newcastle boss will face a (previously unheard of) selection headache due to the number of players currently in-form. Does Daryl Janmaat return a right-back or does Chancel Mbemba deserve to stay there? Will Steven Taylor start alongside Fabricio Coloccini after his sublime showing against the Red Devils? Is there a place for Ayoze Perez if Moussa Sissoko has recovered from his groin injury? Where is Mike Williamson going to play? have attempted to answer these burning questions and selected the starting eleven for Saturday€™s fixture, outlined their specific duties and given our opinions on the scoreline at the end...Formation: 4-2-3-1


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