We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Arsenal?
We put together a list of the 23 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game.
Newcastle looking to improve on a record of only four wins in their last twenty four matches, though two of these four victories came in the last three games.
Ahead of Saturday’s match, Steve Bruce gave an update on Friday on the injury and fitness front.
The Head Coach revealing that five Newcastle players definitely miss Arsenal.
Joe Willock can’t play against his parent club.
Lascelles and Hayden are out for the season, whilst Darlow and Fraser are still recovering from minor operations.
The positive news from Steve Bruce was that Callum Wilson is now fully fit and able to start.
Bruce also saying he expects Matt Ritchie to shake off a calf injury.
Whilst Fabian Schar could make the squad but Steve Bruce is saying he has to be cautious with the Swiss defender having only recently returned to training and has had 45 minutes in a reserve match so far.
Jonjo Shelvey edging out Matty Longstaff for the eleventh and final spot in the fans choice of starting eleven.
This is how the fans’ Newcastle team v Arsenal looks with the percentage votes rounded up/down to nearest whole number for each of the 23 players.
76% Sean Longstaff
First eleven choices above, then the rest below:
38% Matty Longstaff
9% Elliot Anderson