Team news: Lascelles starts
Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles returns to the Magpies’ starting 11 for Monday night’s Premier League game at Arsenal (8pm kick-off).
The centre half missed the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth last month through injury but now, having returned to full fitness, manager Rafa Benítez has opted to bring Lascelles back into the heart of his defence in place of Federico Fernández as United look to make it three league games unbeaten.
That is Benítez’s only change to the team who snatched a point against the Cherries, with Martin Dúbravka continuing in goal behind a backline featuring Lascelles, Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett, with DeAndre Yedlin and Matt Ritchie on the flanks.
Isaac Hayden starts in the middle of the park against his former club, with Mo Diamé alongside him at the Emirates Stadium.