Writer: Nick Simmonett
Date:Friday November 17 2006
18th November 2006
Newcastle visit the new home of football on Saturday to take on an Arsenal side brimming with confidence after the deserved 3-0 thumping dished out to Liverpool at home last Sunday.
Le Boss on players returning from injury: 'We have quite a good choice. Nobody has come back from the internationals with any trouble.
'We have Julio Baptista back in the squad and Freddie Ljungberg is available too. We have had him on the phone and he says he is perfectly alright.
'Jens Lehmann is available again.
'But I believe we have a family problem with Gilberto. He has had to go back to Brazil. We hope he will be back in time [for Saturday] but we are not completely sure.
'He had to pull out of the Brazil squad this week and I'd say there is an 80 per cent chance he'll miss the Newcastle game.'
Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder: 'It would be much more helpful if we had more players fit.
'It would mean I could change the team more often and give some of the players who are playing every game a rest.
'We are up to 22 first-team games since we had our first game in the Intertoto Cup, so there is a lot of pressure on the squad at the moment.'
Arsenal welcome back Jens Lehmann and Julio Baptista back to the match day squad. The duo have recovered from their illness and injuries. Gilberto Silva misses the game due to 'family problems.'
Adebayor could start upfront with Thierry Henry if Wenger decides to switch back to a 4-4-2. It's much more likely to see Flamini, Song and Baptista battle it out for a starting place. Freddie Ljungberg is rested.
The young star was kicked all over the park last time the two teams met so he will be keen on revenge. If he can get protection from his fellow midfielders then he could have a huge impact.
Shay Given and Obafemi Martins could return after their injuries.
Emre is suspended after picking up five yellow cards while Shola Ameobi could play before he has a hip operation. Stephen Carr, Titus Bramble and James Milner could be available.
The Toon captain will need to be on top form if they are to have any chance in this game, he will definantly be up for it.
You can catch my prediction along with many more over on the forum.
Date:Friday November 17 2006
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