Newcastle predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

Newcastle will aim to avoid three successive defeats as they welcome Arsenal to St. James' Park for a bit of Monday night football.

Eddie Howe's men are one of the most in-form sides in the Premier League but, since achieving a fourth victory in succession last month, have lost their previous two, conceding six and scoring none - admittedly, playing Liverpool and Manchester City one after the other isn't ideal.

They now face another tough test in the shape of top four-chasing Arsenal. Here's how Howe could set his side up.

1. Newcastle predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-3-3)

Kieran Trippier could make his long-awaited return to the starting XI | Stu Forster/GettyImages

GK: Martin Dubravka - The Newcastle number one will of course start once again this weekend.

RB: Kieran Trippier - The former Tottenham man returned from injury with a substitute appearance last time out and could be set for a first start in over three months.

CB: Fabian Schar - Jamal Lascelles has kept him out of the side a fair bit of late, but the Swiss could return after that 5-0 hammering last time out.

CB: Dan Burn - Has enjoyed a really strong run in the side since joining his boyhood club in January and should be nailed on to start once again.

LB: Matt Targett - Has missed just one Premier League game since joining (against parent club Aston Villa) and should be set for a 12th consecutive start here.

DM: Bruno Guimaraes - Jonjo Shelvey will likely be out of contention again, resulting in another appearance at the heart of the side for the winter signing.

CM: Sean Longstaff - Joe Willock will also remain on the sidelines this weekend, so Longstaff could be set for a second consecutive start.

CM: Joelinton - Howe's arrival in the north east has been a blessing for this man's career and he should be set to continue tearing it up in midfield.

RW: Miguel Almiron - Ryan Fraser is nearing a return to fitness but Almiron's spot in the side should be secure for now.

ST: Callum Wilson - Came onto the pitch with Trippier to make his return from injury last time out and, after seeing his side score none in two games, Howe could give him a start here.

LW: Allan Saint-Maximin - Hasn't really lit things up in recent weeks but the mercurial Frenchman is consistently one of Newcastle's biggest threats.

Source : 90min