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

I think we might have a few surprises when Steve McClaren names his team AND formation.

I think he could well go with three central defenders and keep Steven Taylor in the team, along with Coloccini and Mbemba.

Then use Janmaat and Haidara as wing-backs to both get forward and also push onto Arsenal to help combat the way the Gunners like to work the ball wide and get extra people forward.

It will be important to try and disrupt the Gunners in the middle of the pitch and so I can see Sissoko definitely playing, if passed fit.

Elsewhere, the likes of Wijnaldum, Thauvin and Mitrovic surely pick themselves.

I predict the line-up and formation below to hopefully take the game to Arsenal:

newcastle team v arsenal

To create the image above I used the NUFC team selector.

You can do the same by following the simple instructions HERE and then there are a number of great options where you can then also share your team via Twitter (include @nufcthemag in your tweet and we will share some of them with our 16k+ followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world. Alternatively, simply downloading the team image to the device you are using

When using the NUFC team selector you simply click on what team formation (4-3-3, 4-4-2 etc) you want, then click each position on the pitch and choose from the Newcastle United squad.

Go to the NUFC team selector now and choose and share your Newcastle team v Arsenal.

Before every match, simply go to the menu at the top of this screen and click features, then on the drop down list click NUFC Team Selector and choose your team for every match.

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