Arsenal vs Newcastle Team News: Saka, Tierney, Nelson, Muto, Almiron

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When Arsenal host Newcastle United on Sunday it will be match-up of two mid-table sides that are somewhat banged up right now. For both the 12th place visitors and the 10th place hosts, there are some injury unavailables and additional players whose availability is very much in doubt.

So let’s jump right in the with the team news. For Steve Bruce’s Magpies, Jack Colback, Paul Dummett Andy Carroll, Jetro Willems, Javier Manquillo, Emil Krafth and Jonjo Shelvey are all sidelined. However, they are hoping to get Yoshinori Muto, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton back this weekend.

Meanwhile Arsenal have nothing short of an injury crisis going on at left back. Kieran Tierney is still recovering from a long term shoulder injury while Bukayo Saka is a doubt for this one. It looks like Sead Kolasinac may be the only option for this match.

Elsewhere Reiss Nelson is still out with a hamstring problem while new January transfer window signing Pablo Mari could have a slight issue with match fitness for this one.

Arsenal FC vs Newcastle United FYIs

Arsenal Starting XI Prediction: go to this link

February 16, 4:30pm, Emirates Stadium

TV/Streaming: Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League

Form Guide: Arsenal   DDDDW    Newcastle United  DDWDL

Referee: Lee Mason

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Odds: Arsenal FC win 67%, Draw 21%, Newcastle United win 12%

Series History: Arsenal FC wins 73, Draws 38 Newcastle United wins 67

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  1. I Think Arsenal Have To Win This Game

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