Here is the Arsenal team for their under-21 game against Newcastle this evening.
Arsenal under-21s: Iliev, Smith, O’Connor, Dobson, Bola, Kamara, Maitland-Niles, Zelalem, Crowley, Gnabry, Iwobi
Newcastle United’s under-21 side will be looking to defend their position at the top of division two of the under-21 Premier League this evening.
Newcastle have been the most impressive side this season in terms of their attack and will be looking to use that to their advantage in this game.
A win for the young Magpies would allow them to open up a gap at the top though some of the sides below them, including Arsenal, have a game in hand.
Arsenal’s incentive this evening is to win and draw level with Newcastle on points.
Arsenal’s under-21 side have the best defensive record in their division, which suggests they’ll be difficult for Newcastle to break down over the course of 90 minutes.
If they can keep a clean sheet and take their chances in attack, they can gain real confidence and momentum heading into matches over the next few weeks.
It’s a great occasion for youngsters and fringe players from both sides to work hard and impress the senior coaches of each first team as they look for a chance.