Arsene Wenger side got a good chance to get back on Premier League after the elimination from the Champions League this midweek, as they face a halved Newcastle which got many missing players from injuries and suspensions. Arsenal will try to move one and probably try to challenge Chelsea for the title as Wenger admitted some days before.
March 21, 2015 • 16:00 • St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Referee: Mike Jones
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John Carver will have a very hard clash this Saturday as he face Arsenal with many players unavailable cause of injuries and suspension. The Newcastle manager will have only 13 senior team members available, meaning that the bench will be full of youngsters.
Anyway, Carver admits that against Arsenal is not the environment for young lads, as it’s not the right time for them. Carver also admits that besides having many problems, his side will have their chance and they still can come victorious.
Newcastle manager wont be able to use his skipper Fabricio Coloccini as the Argentina International will serve to his 3 match suspension afer getting a red card against Everton. Coloccini will join Papiss Cisse as the French is serving to his long seven-match ban.
John Carver also got a long injury list which contains : defenders Steven Taylor (Achilles), Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara (both knee), and midfielders Cheick Tiote (also knee), Mehdi Abeid (thigh), Siem de Jong (collapsed lung) and Rolando Aarons (thigh).
Possible line up : Krul , Taylor, Williamson, Jaanmat, Colback, Sissoko, Anita, Ameobi, Cabella, Obertan, Riviere.
Arsene Wenger have his chance that his fans will forget their surprising knock out from Champions League this midweek as they face a weak, halved Newcastle from injuries and suspensions.
Earlier this week, Wenger stated that his side got a little chance of winning the Premier League if their rivals, Chelsea will slip up. With 9 games remaining , Arsenal got 7 points less than the other London side that got the lead of Premier League.
Arsenal have not lost against Newcastle at St James’s Park since December 2005 and on their last 2 clashes there , Arsenal came out victorious with a small 1-0 lead.
“We have good memories at Newcastle but they are always very tight, very difficult games,” Wenger told reporters. “They are in a position where they are not under threat to go down.
Some good news for Wenger as Tomas Rosicky returns to play after missing the Champions League clash for illness. Anyway, some players like : Mikel Arteta (ankle), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) will continue to be sidelined.
Possible lineup : Ospina, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Bellerin, Cazorla, Coquellin, Welbeck, Ozil , Sanchez, Giroud.