Benitez to field an unchanged XI – Predicted 4-4-1-1 Newcastle United line-up to face Arsenal

Predicted Newcastle United Line-up To Face Arsenal In The Premier League

Newcastle United will be looking to make it four victories in a row in the Premier League, when they take on Arsenal at the St. James’ Park on Sunday.

The Magpies have pretty much secured their Premier League status for next season, following three critical wins over Southampton, Huddersfield Town and Leicester City.

Rafael Benitez’s side are now placed 10th in the standings, 10 points above the 18th spot with six games still left to be played. They will want to push further up the table with a win over the Gunners this weekend.  

Probable Newcastle United XI 

Manager: Rafael Benitez 

Formation: 4-4-1-1 

Martin Dubravka (GK) 

Since coming in during the winter transfer window, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has proven to be a reliable option between the sticks for the Toon. Has conceded only 5 times in 6 PL games, with 3 clean sheets to his name. 

DeAndre Yedlin (RB) 

The USMNT international has burst into life in the second half of the season. Has just a single assist to show for in the league, but remains a key part of the Newcastle setup.

Jamaal Lascelles

Jamaal Lascelles (CB) 

The club captain continues to be a steady and solid presence in the heart of the defence for Newcastle United. Will have to deal with the threat of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this weekend.

Florian Lejeune (CB) 

After an injury-ridden start to life at the St. James’ Park, the Frenchman has settled in well and has struck up a solid partnership with his captain.

Paul Dummett (LB)

The former Wales international is a regular at left-back when fit and will take the field against the Gunners on Sunday.

Matt Ritchie (RM)

The 28-year-old has come up with just 2 goals and 6 assists this season in 29 league games when a lot was expected from him. Will want to finish the season on a strong note.

Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey (CM) 

The England international has been extremely pivotal in Newcastle’s resurgence in recent weeks. Dictates the play from the midfield and scored in the previous game. Will be high on confidence.

Mohamed Diame (CM)

The Senegalese midfielder has started 11 Premier League games in a row and is certain to make his 26th appearance of the competition on Sunday.

Kenedy (LM)

The Brazilian winger has injected a new life into the Newcastle attack since joining on loan from Chelsea in January. Has 2 goals and 2 assists in 8 league outings.

Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez (SS) 

The club’s top-scorer for the ongoing campaign with 6 goals and 4 assists in 31 appearances across competitions, the Spanish forward will be key against the Gunners.

Dwight Gayle (CF) 

The 27-year-old Englishman has scored 5 goals in the league this season, with just 2 coming in his last 16 games. Will want to improve those numbers.

Written by Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

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