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Xhaka Out, Torreira in – Arsenal 4-3-3 Formation vs Newcastle United

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Lucas Torreira

Arsenal travel to the St James’ Park on Saturday where they will tackle Newcastle in the week five of the 2018-19 season.

Though the Tyneside outfits are unconvincing since the start of this season, they are definitely not pushovers. Rafa Benitez’s side are great on the counter, so, Unai Emery’s men must be vigilant and sharp enough to prevent their opponents from hitting them on the counter.

Predicted Line-up

Unai Emery continues to have faith in Petr Cech despite his errors, however, that’s not going to change on Saturday except the Czech International picked up an injury before the game.

This means the former Chelsea man will start against the Magpies.

Defence

Arsenal defenders are yet to get their rhythm since the start of this season, though, they’ve shown positive signs that things are going to improve as the League progress.

I don’t see Emery changing his defensive setup ahead of the clash with Newcastle.

Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Mustafi and Sokratis are likely to start at the back of the pitch.

Midfield

Granit Xhaka could be dropped to the substitute bench for the first time this season, while, impressive Torreira might take his place.

Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil are surely going to keep their place in the starting lineup against the Magpies on Saturday.

Attack

Aubameyang and Lacazette are both going to start the second time this season. The duo were wonderful and deadly against Crystal Palace before the international break.

They might be joined by Alex Iwobi, who just returned back to full fitness after suffering a slight knock, at the final third of the pitch to complete a three-man attack.

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