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This is how the Newcastle team v Arsenal is now looking for first game of the season

2 months ago
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Five weeks today, we will see what the Newcastle team v Arsenal is on the opening day of the season.

To say that things are up in the air at the minute at St James Park would be understatement of the year.

Newcastle supporters having no idea of who the manager will be on 11 August , or indeed whether there will be a manager, never mind who the squad will be.

However, we can make an educated guess…

This is how the squad is looking after the departure of Perez, Diame, Barreca, Kenedy, Roberts, Rondon (and Rafa)…

Goalkeepers: Dubravka, Darlow, Woodman, Elliot

Full-backs: Yedlin, Sterry, Dummett, Manquillo, Lazaar

Central Defenders: Clark, Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar, Lejeune

Central Midfielders: Colback, Hayden, Ki, Longstaff, Shelvey, Saivet

Wingers: Ritchie, Aarons, Murphy, Atsu

Strikers: Gayle, Joselu, Muto, Almiron

Unless we get some positive news in the very near future, I think there is every chance we could lose Schar, Longstaff, Dubravka and Lascelles, as well as Hayden, who needs to leave for family reasons.

So I see this as currently the best case scenario when it comes to the Newcastle team v Arsenal for the opening game, plus subs:

Team;

Darlow, Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Ki, Atsu, Almiron, Gayle

Subs:

Woodman, Manquillo, Colback, Joselu, Lazaar, Muto, Murphy

New signings welcome!

And a manager…

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