St. James' Park
Barclays Premier League
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. James' Park
Head coach John Carver has made three changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League home fixture against Arsenal (3pm kick-off).
Spanish starlet Ayoze Perez, French international forward Remy Cabella and Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita all return to the Magpies' side as they look to bounce back to winning ways at St. James' Park.
United are expected to start in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with goalkeeper Tim Krul behind a reshuffled back four which sees Ryan Taylor and Jack Colback deployed as full-backs, with Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson forming the central pairing.
And they will provide the ammunition for five-goal front man Perez, who netted against Arsenal in the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium back in December.
On the substitutes' bench, there is a place for 18-year-old central midfielder Olivier Kemen - his first involvement in the Newcastle first team.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): David Ospina; Calum Chambers, Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal; Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla; Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck; Olivier Giroud
Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)