Sean Longstaff is out injured, and Fabian Schar is suspended for the match tonight at Arsenal, but the Swiss International will be available for our next game on Saturday at home to Crystal Palace.
Our last game we two weeks last Saturday at Bournemouth and the primary selection decision for Rafa for the game tonight is whether to bring captain Jamaal Lascelles back into the side.
Newcastle had Lejeune, Fernandez, and Dummett for aback three supplemented by wing backs DeAndre Yedlin and Matt Ritchie.
We don’t expect any wholesale changes by the manager, and it could be that he plays an unchanged side tonight at the Emirates with Federico Fernandez keeping his place in the starting eleven.
Federico Fernandez – could keep his place tonight
So this could be the team that starts tonight in a 3-4-3 formation:
Lejeune Fernandez Dummett (c)
Yedlin Diane Hayden Ritchie
Perez Rondon Almiron
Rafa could also decide to bring in Ki or Shelvey for Diame in midfield.
There could possibly be a start for Atsu on the left wing in case Almiron is not ready to play tonight – although that would be a surprise.
What team would you start tonight?
Not many fans think we can get all 3 points tonight – a point would be a good point.