Now that we know the injury situation at Newcastle, we can go about seeing what the best team for Newcastle could be for tomorrow’s game at the Emirates against an injury-hit Arsenal side.
Mike Williamson – will start tomorrow
From what Alan Pardew said in his press conference yesterday Newcastle have Rob Elliot, Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Rolando Aarons, Gabriel Obertan, Siem De Jong, Mehdi Abeid, Davide Santon and Curtis Good all out injured.
And Steven Taylor and Moussa Sissoko are banned for this one game, so they will not be available – so that’s 11 first team players not available for tomorrow’s match. 🙁
Injuries have cost us dearly this season, and we continue to be at the top of the injury league week in and week out, so hopefully the coaching staff will look at why that’s the case and fix it – it cannot just be bad luck.
With the players he has available it could be the Newcastle manager plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation tomorrow, and this could be the starting eleven.
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Gouffran Perez Ameobi
Subs: Woodman Haidara Anita Armstrong Cabella Ferreyra Riviere
With so many players not available, we are really down to the bare bones, but that hasn’t stopped us picking up points points over the last month or so.
We hope that young Jak Alnwick can deal with the demands of playing in such a big game, but he seems to have enough confidence in himself – and that’s good.
Arsenal are also hit with injuries, especially in central defense, so there’s an opportunity for Papiss Cisse to add to his total of seven goals in nine appearances so far this season.
With Pardew protecting Cisse because of his sore knee, it could be that Riviere starts up front, and Papiss comes on in the second half.
And maybe Mehdi Abeid can start this game, and if he does we could play in our familiar 4-3-3 formation, with Goufran dropping to the bench.
What team would you start tomorrow?
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