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Jacob Murphy and Joselu must start under Benitez against Arsenal

Jacob Murphy and Joselu must start under Benitez against Arsenal

Newcastle United have struggled to come to terms with the current Premier League campaign as they continue to grind out negative results. 

The Magpies will have set their sights on securing a European spot or a top half finish prior to the start of the season, but these aims look too far out of reach after a negative start to proceedings.

However, Newcastle will welcome Arsenal to St James’ Park in their next Premier League encounter. The Gunners are currently on a two-game winning streak and are going well, so it will take something special for Rafa Benitez’s side to bring Unai Emery’s men to a halt.

Nevertheless, Rafa Benitez has some decisions to make in terms of team selection, with a couple of players possibly forcing their way into the side.

With that in mind, these TWO Newcastle United men must start today…

Jacob Murphy

Jacob Murphy has never been able to nail down a permanent place in the side under Rafa Benitez, but his performances so far this season have been rather impressive.

The winger could cause Arsenal some problems out wide and will be key when it comes down to tracking back and closing down the Gunners, so Benitez should put his trust in the Englishman.

Joselu

The Spaniard has been on the receiving end of a lot of stick during his time at St James’ Park, but he seems to have turned his career around over the summer.

Indeed, the forward has already found his feet in the current campaign and has offered a lot more at the pinnacle of the attack.

Therefore, against an Arsenal defence that have leaked goals at times this season, Benitez should give Joselu the nod to hold up the ball and as an extra aerial presence.

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