The Newcastle team v Arsenal has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez making sweeping changes once again.

Elliot, Murphy, Hayden, Perez, Joselu all coming in.

Darlow, Shelvey, Ritchie, Diame, Gayle all dropping out.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo, Hayden, Merino, Murphy, Atsu, Perez, Joselu

and the Subs:

Darlow, Clark, Dummett, Aarons, Diame, Ritchie, Gayle

Compare Rafa’s side to the the one chosen by fans HERE.

Arsenal v Newcastle Match Betting:

Arsenal win 1/4 Draw 11/2 Newcastle win 12/1

Newcastle win 1-0 35/1Gayle to score 1st goal 10/1At least 7 goals in match 10/1

All Arsenal v Newcastle  betting HERE

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  • Dillon Tovak

    My eyes hurt I just rolled them so much 🙄

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      The Look when you read Nufc`s team sheet
      😎

      • Kev Newcastle England

        I actually dont give a toss anymore about Benitez team selections

        • Leazes Ender

          Newcastle isn’t England it’s in Northumbria.

        • Leazes Ender

          Newcastle isn’t England it’s in Northumbria.

  • GToon

    The deckchairs have been shuffled on the titanic. I bet Wenger and his team won’t know whether to laugh or cry when this lot turn up. However and it is a big however I think we might actually get a point today.

  • nevfur

    Would have tried Arrons for Atsu who played full game midweek after a long absence and didn’t shine apart from that not disagreeing with the team until I look up front. Joselu for Gayle oh dear

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Oh Dear

  • robbersdog

    There seems to be something wrong with my computer screen; it’s showing that Gayle has been dropped in favour of Joselu.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Clarko`s hacked the Mag
      It`s a wind up

  • dsfsdf

    leujene over clark ?!

  • Mrkgw

    Remarkable. What is Rafa thinking of? Probably his exit cheque….

    • Leazes Ender

      Yup he’s doing an ‘Allardyce’

      • Mrkgw

        Do you think he should go Leazes?

  • Rich Lawson

    Suicidal !

  • Big Al 1967

    Trying so hard not to be negative but there is zero attacking threat in that line up and hoping that the Arsenal big guns are in a huff again. Otherwise we might want them to declare at half time

  • Natturner26

    Palace just beat Leicester 0-3. A few more games under Rafa could find us buried in the relegation zone.

  • Leazes Ender

    Lot of empty seats

  • 1957

    It’s sad when I’m no longer surprised by Benitez latest masterclass in team selection, given how poorly Lejeune has been how has he been selected over Clark and Hoss for Gayle, obviously Dwight’s on his way.

    The only thing that’s no surprise is SloMo involved albeit on the bench trained well again obviously.

    • Mike Adam

      And then is brought into the game with us down a goal, another Rafa master stroke!!!

  • Mike Adam

    The reality for me is that it is embarassing to even have players like Horselu, Manquillo, and Slomo on our roster!!!

    • 1957

      But then again you’re not a Champions League winning tactical genius who sees how good they are in training each day and believes our problems only stem from individual mistakes, not his bizarre selections and poor transfer dealings

  • Leazes Ender

    one nil….

    • Kneebotherm8

      and counting…….

  • Natturner26

    Joselu is so much worse than any of our other bad players. He’s the worst professional footballer I’ve seen, not just worst premier league player. Rafa deserves the sack for playing him so much because we’d unarguably have more points if we played a striker instead of Joselu for his 1,000 premier league minutes and counting. Rafa Benitez has played Joselu for 1,000 premier league minutes and looks like he will keep playing him. The man is deranged and clearly needs to go.

    • Mike Adam

      I couldn’t agree more mate!!!

  • Natturner26

    A team that picks up a point every 9 premier league games would get approximately 4 points per premier league season. Everyone on here drones on about how we’re a championship team but surely any championship team would nick a win here and there and do better than that.

  • Kneebotherm8

    The next goal will be crucial and its obvious who’s gonna score that.

  • nufcslf

    Cashley is ultimately to blame because of more summer lies about money, but team selection is also to blame. The best 11 to play were the 11 that finished and got a draw at West Brom….minus the waste of time Joselu….We haven’t seen that team since. Manager to blame for that one. Surprised this isn’t more than 1 today, still plenty of time on the second half for that and even if they don’t get any more it will stay 1 nil. Toothless and clueless.

  • Natturner26

    Three facts about Rafa: he buys terrible players, picks terrible teams to start, and refuses to change his terrible teams by making meaningful substitutions. That’s a pretty damning indictment without even going into his disgraceful treatment of certain players.

  • nufcslf

    Improved and look that bit more organized in the second half to keep it safely 1 nil. Just about the right time of year to be a toon fan. You want to believe in Santa, but you all the money you spend that it is just a loaf of shyte.

  • Natturner26

    West Ham up at HT, we are now in the relegation zone.

  • Mitros gotta start

    10 minutes to go and you need a goal…..i know…lets bring on diame for merino….good thing we have a tactical genius and world class manager in charge.

    • Mrkgw

      Rafa out.

      • Mitros gotta start

        Looks like rafa is writing the same resignation letter as gullit

      • Hughie_Gallacher

        In your nightmares he’d go.