Arsenal vs Newcastle LIVE: Mikel Arteta looks to build on recent momentum in the Premier League and get FA Cup defence off the ground with visit from Steve Bruce’s Magpies
- Gabriel Martinelli ruled out after picking up ankle injury in the warm up
- Arsenal starting XI: Leno, Cedric, Luiz, Pablo Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Willock, Pepe, Willian, Nelson, Aubameyang
- Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Almiron, Hendrick, Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton, Carroll
- Arsenal welcome Newcastle to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in the FA Cup
- Mikel Arteta’s side have won their last three games and are building momentum
- Latest FA Cup news, live action and results can be found here
Arsenal will kickstart their FA Cup defence at home against Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night.
Mikel Arteta had been under huge pressure at the back end of 2020 but three successive wins have seen momentum build and the Gunners are now a side in form.
Newcastle were left bitterly disappointed at bowing out of the Carabao Cup at the quarter-final stage to Brentford but will know they have their work cut out on the road against Arsenal.
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