Arsenal Vs. Newcastle United, 2012 Premier League: Lineups

Arsenal have a chance to get within one point of third place with a win on Monday night, while Newcastle United will put themselves very much in the race for a top-four spot if they're able to prevent the Gunners from winning at home. To try and help his normal midfield two a bit, Alan Pardew is starting Hatem Ben Arfa as an attacking midfielder as striker Papiss Cisse goes to the bench. Mikel Arteta returns for Arsenal after recovering from a concussion.

Arsenal Lineup (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Gibbs, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Sagna; Song, Arteta; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Walcott; van Persie

Newcastle United Lineup (4-4-1-1): Krul; Santon, Coloccini, Williamson, Simpson; Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote, Obertan; Ben Arfa; Ba

Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. GMT. You can catch the game on any of ESPN2, ESPN3 or ESPN Deportes in the USA. You can find it on TSN2 in Canada and Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

For more on the two teams, head over to Arsenal blog The Short Fuse and Newcastle United blog Coming Home Newcastle.

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