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Newcastle vs Arsenal: Team News

Newcastle vs Arsenal: Team News

Arsenal are just 15 minutes away from beginning their 2010/11 Premier League season campaign at St James Park.

Newcastle play hosts to the Gunners this August Saturday evening as we revisit the scene of the single most gut-wrenching, embarrassing defeat of last season (and there were plenty to chose from).

Here`s how the two sides line up.

• 26 Krul
• 02 Coloccini
• 12 Simpson
• 16 R Taylor
• 27 S Taylor
• 04 Cabaye
• 07 Barton
• 18 Gutierrez
• 24 Tiote
• 19 Ba
• 23 Sh Ameobi

• 21 Forster,
• 06 Williamson,
• 15 Gosling,
• 11 Lovenkrands,
• 20 Best,
• 25 Obertan,
• 28 Sa Ameobi

• 13 Szczesny
• 03 Sagna
• 05 Vermaelen
• 06 Koscielny
• 28 Gibbs
• 07 Rosicky
• 16 Ramsey
• 17 A Song
• 23 Arshavin
• 10 Van Persie
• 27 Gervinho

• 21 Fabianski,
• 20 Djourou,
• 25 Jenkinson,
• 14 Walcott,
• 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain,
• 26 Frimpong,
• 29 Chamakh

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Saturday August 13 2011
Time: 5:13PM


That's about as strong as we could expect considering. Would have prefered to see Walcott instead of Arshavin, but I'm sure that change will be made at some point.
13/08/2011 17:16:00
Not many more options on the bench apart from Walcott with Chamakh's recent form and AOC being 'unknown' at this level
13/08/2011 17:25:00
At least we can forget about all this transfer bollix for 90 minutes and get behind the boys!
13/08/2011 17:29:00
Hiiiiii everyone! :)
13/08/2011 17:44:00
Decent opening 15 minutes of the new season. Newcastle aren't helping themselves though. Gervinho and Arshavin looking sharp.
13/08/2011 17:45:00
Alex Song is quite possibly the dopiest footballer ever to live.
13/08/2011 17:59:00
That's how frustrasting my Arsenal can be. 30 seconds to go in the half, free kick 35 yards from goal and we pass it back the half way line. WTF?
13/08/2011 18:20:00
Very drab and not like Arsenal. Where is our sharp start and quick passing game we usually start the season with? I predicted we would have a slow start to the season but not of such lethargic proportions. No one willing to take responsibility, team is shorn of all confidence and appears more interested in protecting the back than scoring. Scars of last season's encounter at same venue, perhaps. 2nd half just has to get better or we may just find every middle table side taking a chance against us. Maybe, we should play for the draw and exorcise the ghosts.
13/08/2011 18:30:00
Silly billong
13/08/2011 18:49:00
Come on, come on!!
13/08/2011 18:55:00
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