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Newcastle United vs Arsenal: Premier League match preview for St James’ Park clash, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

Arsenal look to secure their third win of the season at Newcastle, live on talkSPORT 2

Arsenal travel to St James’ Park on Saturday looking to claim their third consecutive Premier League win of the 2018/19 campaign.

Newcastle are yet to earn three points in the league this season, having lost three of their four opening fixtures and drawn the other.

Newcastle host Arsenal at 3pm on Saturday

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Newcastle host Arsenal at 3pm on Saturday

The Gunners started out with two defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City, but have since bounced back to beat West Ham and Cardiff.

Meanwhile. the Magpies lost to Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, before stopping the rot with a point against newly-promoted Cardiff.

Where to stream Newcastle United vs Arsenal?

The match will be live to listen to on talkSPORT 2 for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, September 15.

Team news

Newcastle: Rafael Benitez has said he is quite optimistic that Jonjo Shelvey will return to the side for the Arsenal match after resuming training with the first team this week.

However, Matt Ritchie, is still with the physio, so Ayoze Perez may start on Newcastle’s left again with Kenedy switched to the right.

Florian Lejeune remains a long-term absentee and we are yet to hear news on Javi Manquillo.

It is also worth noting that the final games of international breaks kicked off in the early hours of Wednesday morning UK time.

DeAndre Yedlin and Salomon Rondon both faced long journeys back from the international break.

Rondon was with Venezuela in Panama while Yedlin was with the USA, but we expect them both to start.

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DeAndre Yedlin scored his side’s goal at Man CityArsenal: Lucas Torreira is yet to start for the club and suffered a leg injury during the international break.

He returned to training, however, and may featured at some stage, though is likely to have to settle for a spot on the bench.

Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac are all ruled out for the long term, however Alex Iwobi is set to return to the fray, while Alexandre Lacazette is again expected to partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.

Arsenal showed both attacking power and defensive vulnerability in their win at Cardiff

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Arsenal showed both attacking power and defensive vulnerability in their win at Cardiff

Predicted XIs

Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Kenedy, Shelvey, Diame, Perez, Rondon

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette