Team news: Joelinton leads the line against Arsenal
Record signing Joelinton will lead the line for Newcastle United in their Premier League opener against Arsenal on Sunday (2pm kick-off).
Steve Bruce’s side entertain the Gunners at St. James’ Park, with the Magpies head coach opting to hand a start – and a competitive debut – to his new number nine as they begin the 2019/20 campaign on Tyneside.
Martin Dúbravka is in goal, with Javier Manquillo and Matt Ritchie in the right and left wing=back roles respectively and Fabian Schär, Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett in the middle of United’s defence.
Willems, Saint-Maximin and Yoshinori Muto provide some more offensive options on the bench for Bruce as he looks to mark his first league game in charge of Newcastle with a victory.