New Arsenal signing Krystian Bielik is in line to make his debut for the Gunners at St. James’ Park tonight in the Under 21s/reserves match but no confirmation as yet on whether the likes of Siem de Jong and Jonas Gutierrez will be picking up more pitch time in their recuperation from injury/surgery.
Arsenal could jump above Newcastle at the top of the second tier reserve league with a big win, though on the other hand United could draw four points clear above second placed Middlesbrough with a home win.
Arsenal are reported to have paid around £2.5m plus future add-ons for 17 year old Bielik who made only two starts for Legia Warsaw.
“Serge will play on Monday night at Newcastle, with Bielik.
“He (Bielik) is coming along very well.”
The match kicks off at 7pm and is free for season ticket holders/members and £3 (£1 concessions) for anybody else.
***Teams just announced (6.40pm) and the most senior Newcastle player on the pitch or bench is Adam Armstrong who starts, while for the visitors Serge Gnabry plays but no sign of Bielik.