Here’s Our Predicted Newcastle Team To Take On Arsenal This Sunday

Newcastle currently have no injuries and are bottom of the PL injury table as published by

We are the only team that have no injuries, and that’s a massive difference since Rafa arrived to manage Newcastle.

It’s only one of the many improvements Rafa has made in a short two years at the club.

So Rafa can start loan player Islam Slimani on Sunday, and given Dwight Gayle’s lack of goals recently he could do that in the tough game against Arsenal.

The rest of the side picks itself, and it will be interesting to see how Islam plays and how he partners with the in-form Ayoze Perez.

Islam Slimani – to start on Sunday?

Arsenal should be tired after playing at CSKA Moscow last night in the quarter-finals of the Europa League where they drew 2-2 to go through to the semi-finals 6-3 on aggregate.

With Newcastle in excellent form at the moment, it could be a good time to beat Arsenal for the first time since Andy Carroll got the winner with a header back on November 6th, 2010 at the Emirates Stadium, when we won 1-0.

Since then in 12 league games against Arsenal, we have lost ten and drawn only two – including the amazing 4-4 draw in February 2011 at home.

Here’s the team Rafa could start on Sunday:

Yedlin Lascelles (c) Lejeune Dummett
Ritchie Diame Shelvey Kenedy
Slimani Perez

Newcastle are a team in form, and 3 points on Sunday should (virtually) guarantee us safety in the Premier League.

We would be on 41 points from 33 games played and would have every right to celebrate after the game.

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9 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost from previous

    After 11 years of having the fat cnuts boot on the clubs throat, how any NUFC fan can say Ashley doesn’t have to leave is mind boggling.

    What would he have to do for some to finally wake up from their comatose?

    He’s already saddled us with more debt than previous, treated the clubs fans and legends with distain, siphoned club money and assets into mash holdings and employed absolute numpties and his mates to run the club.

    Beggers belief and frankly disgraceful.

    Fat slug out!

  • lochinvar

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Thank you for the reminder to those who don’t know the story of the King’s clothes.
    Not that he’s a king and not forgetting his streaking and fireplace antics. Ugh.
    I thought that you had to be a ” fit and proper” person to own a football club but clearly the FA won’t go down that route otherwise a good few clubs could find themselves ruderless.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Average, whilst i don’t disagree with your sentiment I can’t agree with your statement that Ashley has saddled us with more debt than previous owners as that’s patently untrue!

    Pity we can’t be safe before we start the game, although if the games go our way on Saturday we basically will be.

    However we should be looking at winning every game regardless of safety or not – which I’m sure is what Rafa will push into them.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Anyway my prediction for Sunday is that we’ll win 2-1 with Harry Kane getting a hat-trick.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    “we’ll win 2-1 with Harry Kane getting a hat-trick” – nice one, if that pans out it would be both hilarious and a just reward for the assault on Lejeune earlier in the season. Bet Lejeune will have a very close eye on Kane this time round.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Oops, just saw you said Sunday, of course the Spurs match isn’t till May. Will still be funny though, lol

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    How do you work that out mate?

    Debt currently stands at £140m give or take a few million. Before he bought us it was £80-90m.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    However, I agree with the rest of what you say regarding being safe.

    It’d be nice knowing we are heading into the game Sunday.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    There’s a definite outbreak of people mixing up what we need vs what we want.

    We want Ashley out, but realistically we just need an owner who backs Rafa, whoever that is. If Rafa can tame Ashley (and he currently has him by the short and curlies) then we don’t need him to leave.

    We want upgrades to the team – LB, RB, CB, striker, number 10 and Kenedy, Dubravka and Slimani (possibly, depending on performances in the next 6 games) signed permanently – but we don’t need them all to see an improvement next season with Rafa at the helm.

    What we definitely do need is the following:
    Rafa signed to a new contract (more important than everything else by far)
    Investment into the club, across first team personnel, youth set up, training facilities, support staff
    Ensuring we keep our best players.


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