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Arsenal vs. Newcastle United: Match Thread

Match threadddd!

Mike Hewitt

Arsenal v. Newcastle United
Kickoff: 12:30PM ET, 9:30AM PT, Saturday, December 29
Emirates Stadium, just a short journey to the north of the London Wall, Londinium
Form: Newcastle WLLWL (15th) | Arsenal DLWWW (7th)
SBNation's Newcastle Intertubes: Coming Home Newcastle
Televisual Coverage: Fox Soccer

It's your match thread! Here are the lineups:

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Gibbs, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Chamberlain, Podolski, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott.

Subs: Mannone, Djourou, Ramsey, Coquelin, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud.

Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Perch, Coloccini (c), Santon; Bigirimana, Tiote; Cisse, Marveaux, Obertan; Ba

Subs: Harper, Ferguson, Tavernier, Streete, Abeid, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.

Arsenal sit six points behind Tottenham with two games in hand. Let's get the win, boys. Oh, by the way: it's going to be raining. Get those longer cleats out for your boots, okay?

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