Cisse, Williamson and Gouffran start for Newcastle, Cabella dropped

CHANCE ... Jak Alnwick.
CHANCE ... Jak Alnwick.

REMY Cabella has been dropped for this afternoon’s game against Arsenal.

Newcastle United manager has made four changes for the game at the Emirates Stadium (5.30pm kick-off).

Jak Alnwick, Mike Williamson, Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Demba Cisse come into the starting XI.

They replace Cabella, Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor and Moussa Sissoko.

Taylor and Sissoko are suspended, while Elliot is sidelined with a thigh injury.

Goalkeeper Alnwick – who came off the bench against Chelsea last weekend – will make his full debut.

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Alnwick; Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Tiote, Colback; Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi; Cisse. Subs: Woodman, Haidara, Anita, Vuckic, Cabella, Armstrong, Riviere.

ARSENAL: Szczesny, Bellerin, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis, Welbeck, Giroud. Subs: Martinez, Ajayi, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Campbell, Podolski, Sanogo.