Live Blog coverage from Kai Richardson
|Newcastle United||Vs||Arsenal FC|
For our FPL managers the projected bonus points are Maitland-Niles (3), Monreal (2), Sokratis (2)
90+4′ – FULL TIME AT ST. JAMES 1-0 WIN TO ARSENAL! A late assault from Newcastle doesn’t result in a goal but that’s a scrappy 1-0 win for the Gunners and they will take it. The Toon will feel hard done by for not getting at least a point but this should give the Magpie fans some hope! Thank you for joining me again for this game, if you’re staying up for it enjoy the United V Chelsea match!
85′ – Sub for Arsenal. Martinelli on for Mkhitaryan
84′ – Shot on target for Saint-Maximam but it’s straight at Leno.,
81′ – Yellow card for Xhaka! Very tough and clumsy challenge.
77′ – Quiet few minutes here at St. James’. Arsenal clearly setting up shop!
71′ – Sub for Arsenal. Nicholas Pepe on for Nelson.
67′ – Lovely skill from Saint-Maximim results in a corner for the Toon
66′ – Sub for Newcastle. Saint-Maximim on for Longstaff.
64′ – Sub for Arsenal. Ceballos on for Willock.
63′ – Free-kick Newcastle results in a punch-away save from Leno. 1-0 Gunners
59′ – GOALLLL GUNNERS! Well that’s embarrassing! Aubamayang scores as soon as I say that! No clue what the Toon’s defence is doing there!?!?! 1-0 to the Gunners
58′ – Not too much happening here for either side
53′ – Sub for Newcastle! Jonjo Shelvey off for new signings Jetro Wilems
52′ – Corner to Arsenal after a great pass from Xhaka to Aubamayang
47′ – Great start by Newcastle results in a corner. No end product.
46′ – AND WE’RE BACK! Newcastle start the half off. Looks to be no changes for either side.
45′- HALF TIME! Newcastle arguably the team on top here but nothing separates them on the scoreline! Leicester V Wolves is also 0-0 at half-time!
42′ – No result from the corner
42′ – Corner for Arsenal
37′ – Yellow Card! Mkhitaryan loses the ball and proceeds to make a poor challenge on the Newcastle player.
35′ – Little break as the rain is pouring and Maintland-Niles is down injured but he is now back up.
31′ – Lovely play from Arsenal results in a chip ball through to Aubamayang but a lovely save sends his shot our for a corner. The corner went out for a throw-in. 0-0
30′ – Free kick in from Nelson but it goes straight out for a goal kick
27′ – Solid strike and skill from Joelinton but it’s straight at Leno!
25′ – Yellow card for Nelson (Arsenal)
23′ – Newcastle lucky not to concede but Mkhitaryan fluffs the shot way over!
20′ – JONJO SHELVEY CLOSE! But it’s deflected for a corner, but it’s poor!
18′ – Possible pen for Newcastle but Almiron is carded for simulation! Yellow card to Almiron
16′ – Close for Newcastle! The cross just too high for Joelinton! He’s looking on form!
15′ – Some good Newcastle defending prevents an Arsenal counter-attack
12′ – Guendouzi gives away a foul on Jonjo Shelvey
7′ – Almiron’s pace is causing Sokratis some problems. I feel like this will be a common occurrence throughout today and the season
3′ – Newcastle looking lively so far but Arsenal are dealing with any pressure so far
1′ – AND IT’S LIVE! Arsenal gets us underway at St James
0′ – Kick off is just under 15 minutes away!
Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton
Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Willock, Nelson, Aubameyang
Manager : Unai Emery
Arsenal new signings – David Luiz (Chelsea FC) , Nicolas Pépé (Lille), William Saliba (Saint-Étienne) , Kieran Tierney (Celtic FC) , Gabriel Martinelli (Ituano) Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid C.F)
Arsenal departures – Alex Iwobi (Everton), Laurent Koscielny (Bordeaux) , Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) Danny Welbeck (Watford) Petr Cech (retired) , David Ospina (Napoli) , Stephan Lichtsteiner (Free) Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forrest)
Newcastle new signings
Andy Carroll (West Ham United) Joelinton (Hoffenheim) Jake Turner (Bolton) Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) Emil Krafth (Amiens)
Newcastle departures – Mohamed Diame (Al Ahli) Ayoze Perez (Leicester City) Joseulu (Alaves)
Welcome to St. James Park for the opening round clash between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC. Both sides have had departures and arrivals in the transfer window. I’m tipping Arsenal to get the win here but Im not going against Newcastle to get something out of this!