Newcastle vs Arsenal predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

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Newcastle will play their final home game of the season against Arsenal  (PA Wire)
Newcastle will play their final home game of the season against Arsenal (PA Wire)

Arsenal know they cannot afford to make a mistake when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park this evening.

Mikel Arteta’s side suffered a crushing defeat against Tottenham that reduced the gap to just one point in the top-four race before Spurs took a two-point lead with victory over Burnley on Sunday.

The Gunners are facing something of a defensive crisis, too, with Kieran Tierney injured, Rob Holding suspended and Gabriel Magalhaes racing to be fit.

Newcastle are coming off the back of consecutive defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City, but Eddie Howe’s side will be keen to put on a show in their final game of the season.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will get underway at 8pm on Monday 16 May at St James’ Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be available to watch on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What is the team news?

Arsenal will be without Rob Holding, who is suspended after being sent off against Tottenham. Gabriel Magalhaes is a doubt after coming off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury while Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney remain sidelined.

Ryan Fraser is a doubt while all of Joe Willock, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis have been ruled out.

Predicted line-ups

Newcastle: Dubravka, Targett, Burn, Lascelles, Trippier, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Wood, Wilson

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Soares, White, Xhaka, Tavares, Elneny, Lokonga, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah, Saka

Odds

Newcastle - 16/5

Draw - 13/5

Arsenal - 17/20

Prediction

Arsenal are under huge pressure after their defeat against Tottenham while they are also hampered by injuries in defence. Newcastle will be looking to bounce back in their final home game of the season after consecutive defeats and it could lead to a tricky evening for Mikel Arteta’s side. Newcastle 2-1 Arsenal.

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