Confirmed: Newcastle v Arsenal lineups - Thauvin starts, Ozil misses out

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Here is how Newcastle and Arsenal will line up for this afternoon's clash.

Newcastle take on Arsenal this afternoon as they look for their first win of the Premier League season.

Last weekend, the Magpies earned a point away at Manchester United with a 0-0 draw, and they face a similarly tough task this afternoon as they host Arsenal.

Manager Steve McClaren has handed a start to new signing Florian Thauvin after his cameo appearance against Manchester United last week, whilst Aleksandar Mitrovic continues to lead the line.

McClaren also has plenty of attacking firepower on the bench, with Ayoze Perez, Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse and Siem de Jong all available as substitutes this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Gunners also head into today's game after a 0-0 draw, having endured a stalemate against Liverpool on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger has been handed a boost with Laurent Koscielny's return to the side, as the centre back has recovered from injury to take his place in the side.

Elsewhere, playmaker Mesut Ozil misses out with an injury, as winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been handed a recall to the starting line-up.

Theo Walcott starts in attack in what looks like being a pacey Arsenal side, with Olivier Giroud dropped to the bench following his disappointing display against Liverpool on Monday.

Newcastle lineup

Starting:

  • Tim Krul
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Jack Colback
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Florian Thauvin
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic

Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Steven Taylor, Siem de Jong, Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tioté, Ayoze Pérez, Papiss Demba Cissé.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Theo Walcott

Substitutes: David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud.

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