Nicholas Pepe on the bench as Arsenal name squad for Newcastle clash

Unai Emery has named his Arsenal squad to face Newcastle in the two teams first Premier League fixture of the season. Young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi will partner Grant Xhaka in midfield while Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leads the line.

In the absence of Mesut Ozil, academy graduate Joe Willock starts in the attacking midfielder’s role flanked by Henrik Mkhitaryan and Reiss Nelson. Nacho Monreal stars in left-back while the center back pairing will see Sokratis partner Calum Chambers.

Record signing Nicholas Pepe is on the bench alongside Dani Ceballos and Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal team to face Newcastle

The fans had this to say on the line up..

Arsenal will be looking to get off to a winning start after losing their first two matches last season. The Gunners finished 5th as a result which means they failed to achieve their target which was getting back to the Champions League.

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