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NUFC: Krul | Simpson, STaylor, Coloccini (C), RTaylor | Barton, Tiote, Cabaye, Jonas | Ba, Shola
Subs: Forster, Williamson, Gosling, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Best

AFC: Szczesny | Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs | Song, Rosicky | Ramsey | Arshavin, Gervinho, Van Persie (C)
Subs: Fabianski, Walcott, Chamberlain, Djourou, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Chamakh

English viewers: ESPN
American viewers: Fox Soccer Channel

For other options, see this post

Howay the lads!

Newcastle United FC

Last Year: 12th place, 46 points, 11-13-14

Out: Hatem Ben Arfa (ankle)

Questionable: Joey Barton (Twitter), Shane Ferguson (ankle), Danny Guthrie (ankle)

Projected XI: [Assuming a 4-4-2 until further notice] Harper/Krul (really, who knows?) | Simpson, STaylor, Coloccini (C), RTaylor | Marveaux, Tiote, Cabaye, Jonas | Shola, Ba

Projected Subs: Harper/Krul, Williamson, Obertan, Gosling, Barton, Vuckic, Best

Arsenal FC

Last Year: 4th place, 68 points, 19-11-8

Out: Jack Wilshere (ankle), Abou Diaby (ankle), Cesc Fabregas (Barca announcement not official yet), Samir Nasri ("illness")

Questionable: Robin van Persie (knee), Kieran Gibbs (thigh)

Projected XI: Szczesny | Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Gibbs | Ramsey, Song | Rosicky | Walcott, Van Persie (C), Gervinho

Projected Subs: Almunia, Vela, Koscielny, Arshavin, Gibbs, Squillaci, Oxlade-Chamberlain

Match Official: Peter Walton