Who do you think should be in the Newcastle team v Arsenal?

Only Massadio Haidara and Ayoze Perez started both the Manchester United and Northampton Town matches.

Of the nine changes Steve McClaren made, it is difficult to see the United Head Coach keeping many of them in his starting eleven for Saturday, despite the 4-1 scoreline.

There is of course one honourable exception, with surely Florian Thauvin making his first Premier League start after hitting the ground running on Tyneside.

Apart from Obertan dropping out for his countryman, if he is fit then I definitely think Moussa Sissoko will be in the team that faces Arsenal.

It was reported by Steve McClaren on Wednesday that he is back in training.

Who would drop out is the question but for me it would be Vurnon Anita, even if he recovers from the back problem he had after Old Trafford.

He’s done ok so far this season but I can’t see him getting in ahead of Jack Colback and certainly I would have the ginger Geordie in ahead of Anita, especially with Newcastle needing players who can put in plenty of miles against a high energy Arsenal team.

The defence pretty much picks itself, whilst I think Mitrovic is a no-brainer and Ayoze Perez’ versatility and intelligent play is a reall asset, not forgetting he can get goals as well.

newcastle team v arsenal

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