Martin Dubravka ruled out of Newcastle United clash vs Arsenal
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 25
Martin Dubravka misses Newcastle United’s trip to Arsenal (NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Martin Dubravka has been ruled out of ’s clash against on Saturday evening.

The 35-year-old has deputised for since Newcastle’s No.1 goalkeeper .

However, Dubravka has missed this weekend due to illness and is replaced in the starting XI by .

The former Liverpool goalkeeper has made just one appearance for Newcastle – the defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final last season – and has not started a Premier League game since May 2018.

Karis is one of three changes following Newcastle’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouthlast Saturday as Alexander Isak returns from a groin injury to replace Harvey Barnes in attack, while Tino Livramento is preferred to Dan Burn at left-back.

Loris Karius starts his first Premier League game since May 2018 (Getty)

Arsenal, meanwhile, make one change from their on Wednesday evening as Jorginho is brought into midfield while Leandro Trossard drops to the bench.


Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Martinelli; Havertz.

Subs: Ramsdale, Cedric, Elneny, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Trossard, Jesus, Nketiah.

Newcastle United: Karius; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Livramento; Miley, Bruno, Longstaff, Almiron, Gordon; Isak.

Subs: Gillespie, Lascelles, Ritchie, Barnes, Krafth, Hall, Murphy, Willock, Burn.

Gabriel Jesus also returns from a knee injury to be named on the substitutes’ bench for Arsenal.

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