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Newcastle v Arsenal team news: Martinelli benched as White and Wilson start

Double Gameweek 37 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues at St James’ Park this evening, with Newcastle United hosting Arsenal at 20:00 BST.

The Gunners go into their penultimate match knowing that two victories will guarantee them Champions League football next season. After Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Burnley on Sunday, they currently lie in fifth place, two points behind their north London rivals.

Mikel Arteta makes three changes for the visitors.

Ben White has recovered from injury and replaces the suspended Rob Holding, while Nuno Tavares and Emile Smith Rowe also come in for Cedric Soares and Gabriel Martinelli.

Callum Wilson, meanwhile, makes his first start for Newcastle since December. That’s one of two changes for Eddie Howe, with Fabian Schar also back in the XI.

Kieran Trippier is a substitute, but Chris Wood is absent with a hip injury.


GAMEWEEK 37 LINE-UPS

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson

Subs: Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Trippier, Fernandez, Fraser, Murphy, Darlow, Gayle

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Nketiah

Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Cedric, Pepe, Sambi Lokonga, Martinelli, Oulad M’hand, Swanson, Patino


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638 Comments Post a Comment
  1. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Xhaka yellow lottery number 94

  2. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Just a yellow? Xhaka just not trying anymore.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ramsdale gets his save point!

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Will probably decide the odd ML

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Still not over losing top 10k two seasons ago...

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          ...with exact 1 pt

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      And I went to sell him this week.

  4. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Alan Smith “It’s not over yet”

    Deluded Gooner

    1. Dusty Donut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Haha

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    This Pepe cameo has been special.

    The worst ever Premier League signing!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Was it back end of last season he went on a crazy run

  6. Hairy Potter
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Arsenal broken by the Toon.

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Arteta looks on the verge of tears.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cause he can't think of an excuse for tonight, can't use his ref one...

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Injuries?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Part of the game.

          1. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            But if you’re Arsenal you usually get games cancelled when key players injured

  8. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I hate Ramsdale.

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Maybe fellow arsenals fans will stop worshipping Arteta now

    Overly defensive donkey manager that shd have been sacked after that 2nd leg Europa semi last season

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Overly defensive?

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Arteta or Arsenal in the mud?

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He's done well with an inexperienced squad.

  10. Ode
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ramsdale points for the last 11 games: 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 1, 2, 1, 1, 0, 1

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      So 2 is basically haul now?

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      His average has dropped 50% during last 6 compared to first 5.

  11. Monty the Magpie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Peeeeeeep !! (Drinks in)

  12. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Boys schooled by men tonight.

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A pint of arsenal supporters tears please bar keep! I will suck them DEEP

  14. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    The Toon

    Moving on up.

    1. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 14 days ago

        To a deluxe apartment in the sky?

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Arsenal has over achieved and should be happy with 5th tbf

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Have*

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They're still young and learning and not streetwise enough for top 4.

      3. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This. Most expected Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd to be top four this year.

        1. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Man Utd?

      4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Maybe. They are not in the best 4 teams. But that was their one chance at the Champions League in our lifetime.

      5. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I totally agree with this they should be very happy with fifth and build to UCL

        They are not ready for UCL yet imo, missing out will be a blessing in disguise

        5th is a solid improvement on last season.

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The other day I said as a neutral I preferred to see Spurs in the CL, Son and Kane are world class players at their peak and deserve to be there IMO. Arsenal have a solid team but it's a very young team, they'll be there in the next few seasons and will ve in a better place for it. I do think Arteta letting 4th slip has to be questioned though. I respect he said he wants to back someone like Tavares in a rough period, it's admirable, but when you have to close out the season and keep playing someone that is a liability so regularly then you can't not point the finger, it's not the time for it. Arsenal have had a run of a few tough games and have had injuries to deal with, but the attitude that a good few of the players have gone in with in recent games is questionable. Maybe it's a mentality thing, maybe the pressure got to them a bit. Conte has worked wonders with Spurs he's been there and done it but he seems to have galvanised their bigger players and they seem to be happy to have to take on the pressure of late.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Arsenal nor spurs will be there in a few years time with city, pool, Chelsea and Newcastle

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          They can compete about 4th place

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Iiverpool won't be there by the time Newcastle are. All their players are gonna be old and replacements at that level for everyone at the same time is usually nigh on impossible

      2. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        There was noone to play instead of Tavares. Cedric is just as poor.

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not ideal but if he had to he could have played Saka. Not good from an attacking perspective but when you see how destructive Tavares was against Palace, for example, I think the benefits outweigh the negatives of that. Even Xhaka there was probably less of an issue.

      3. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ah yes. Should have played Swanson. Duh

    4. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ben White is just a Poundland Harry Maguire

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        £50 million pounds buys you lots of shiny plastic things in Poundland.

        £80 million Maguire!

      2. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        lol

    5. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Newcastle were unreal today. Arsenal had a poor games but most would've struggled against newcastle tonight

      1. Reinhold
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I don't usually say this, in fact, I don't think I ever have before, but based on your comments towards opposition teams, especially my own, I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed that collapse

        1. Random Name
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You can enjoy it all you want, it doesn't change the fact you're a man utd fan

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            "Flags fly forever"...

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        LOL, can’t be serious this post

      3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What’s happened to Lacazette Random Name?!

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        True. Some hitting by Newcastle and no little football either. Them young Arsenal players will live and learn.

    6. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have not watching Arsenal fan TV on YouTube in maybe 2 years. I think I will tune in tonight to watch Troops, DT and Robbie. It should be funny as they won't be very happy! Lol!

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Are you 5?

        1. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Any age group can enjoy AFTV

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Especially when you're 5 and your only pleasure in life is being happy at other's misfortunes and can post LOL from your keyboard anonymity.

            1. yousunkmybattleship
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lighten up bro

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Nah. Cop on to yourself 'bro'.

        2. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          To you have to be 6 to watch?

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I will join you

      3. lugs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        DT live from OZ ?

      4. Ode
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        DT’s in jail unfortunately

        1. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Or fortunately depending on what way you look at it.

          1. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            This

        2. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 14 days ago

            (1) who is DT?

            (2) why is DT incarcerated?

            1. Well you know, Triffic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Stalker and wife beater.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Richarlison seems a solid hold for GW38, Arsenal gonna be pretty unmotivated!

      6. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fraser in for Foden.He should have scored!

      7. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 14 days ago

          To be heard throughout the land tomorrow

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q2P2i1De50M

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            His IT Crowd co-star was a handy goalkeeper before Hollywood beckoned.

            https://youtu.be/Gr6LRCRM6Dk

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The atmosphere at Emirates on Sunday if Arsenal don't get Top 4 & Everton go down...

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Like a funeral!

          2. Hairy Potter
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Atmosphere at the Emirates?

          3. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thats a sadists wet dream right there that is

          4. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Arsenal won't go top 4.

            I was at Highbury when Tony Adams scored in 1998 I think, was it 4 nil or 4-1 Arsenal against Everton?

            My last minute tout ticket was in the Everton end, they were so pissed most couldn't see the match. Being sick over the seats. Robbing the burger sales in the concourse. Classic stereotypes but all happening.

            Arsenal won the title in what i think was the end of the Highbury era?

          5. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Will be like a normal match day at the Emirates…

        • Louis Van Gaalstones
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I actually wanted Arsenal to get top 4, but it's so tight in my ML finish and Nketiah removing Schar from the game screwed me so seeing their dejection is a satisfying consolation.

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Complete accident, 2 milen jumping for the ball, he landed awkwardly. Shouldn't have been booked. Nice touch from Xhaka to stay with him to check he was OK.

            1. Hairy Potter
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Looked like he hit with Nketiah's lead forearm. Definitely a foul. Looked like the damage was done with the initial contact, despite the biased Alan Smith saying it was the landing.

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ah OK, apolofies. I only saw one replay from a distance. If he hit him with forearm he's lucky to only get a yellow so.

                1. Hairy Potter
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  It was my take on it from the replay. I could be wrong. There was a distinct lack of replays for some reason. I don't think he intentionally tried to do Schar and was just leading with his arm to help get height.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Seriously though That’s what you get for relying on nketiah to get your goals

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Nketiah wasn't defending poorly conceding two goals though.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              They looked horrific going forward

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Poor enough alright, Newcastle defence were solid and hit hard. Arsenal were bullied on the night.

                1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  That's why i sold nketiah & put saka on bench

          2. Random Name
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I've said this from day 1 and I get attacked for it

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Az could end up with a huge score if TAA and Robbo start - what a pick in Bruno!

          1. NorCal Villan
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I can’t figure if you are Az’s cheerleader or his pimp {LOL}

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No surprise but...

            https://twitter.com/TheKopHQ/status/1526304408895729664

            No Virgil or Salah for #LFC at Southampton tomorrow night.

            1. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Hoping Jota does something, despite his minutes I am regretting not going with Diaz instead

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lots of bench jam incoming
              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/6979/event/37/

              1. NorCal Villan
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Whoever that is, OR rank is 2112

                  We have assumed control, we have assumed control…

            3. Union_Jacks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Good result for those wanting to get Chelsea assets for 38 that. Can rest up on Thursday as UCL all but guaranteed

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It is guaranteed.

                It's 3rd place we need & I hope we wrap it up next match personally.

                Can't go too weak on Leicester.

                1. Union_Jacks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  3rd, 4th no difference

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    You get more money for 3rd.

                  2. ToffeePot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    qualifiers for 4th right?

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Used to have to qualify. I think straight into group stages for 4th, open to correction. Premier League has prize money for league positions on top of qualifying for Europe or not.

                      https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/sport/football/brighton-and-hove-albion/premier-league-prize-money-table-the-staggering-amount-brighton-west-ham-crystal-palace-and-tottenham-are-on-track-to-earn-3694497

            4. Jones Kusi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Best option? Leading ML with 10 points.

              A. Dias/Ings > James/Toney (start Kulu, Martinelli, Richarlison)
              B. Dias, Ings > James, Toney -4 (Bench one of earlier mentioned)

            5. BantasyFootball
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              You can all thank me for derailing Arsenal's season - not kept a single clean sheet since I brought Ramsdale into my FPL team!