Newcastle striker Callum Wilson applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on May 08, 2022 in Manchester, England.

Two changes for Newcastle United against Arsenal as striker drops out through injury

Newcastle United team news as Eddie Howe’s side take on Champions League-chasing Arsenal at St James’ Park.

Monday, 16th May 2022, 7:15 pm

Callum Wilson starts for Newcastle United against Arsenal as Eddie Howe names two changes from the defeat at Manchester City.

The 30-year-old, captain for the evening, is named in the Magpies starting XI for the first time since December after recovering from a long-term calf injury.

Wilson, in for the injured Chris Wood, played the remaining 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium last weekend along with Kieran Trippier, though the England full-back is only named among the substitutes.

Also returning to the starting line-up is Fabian Schar, who partners Dan Burn at the back. The Switzerland defender was an unused substitute against City having not trained in the build-up to the game.

However, after a full week of training, Schar is recalled in place of captain Jamaal Lascelles.

Ryan Fraser is on the bench after missing the previous five games with a hamstring injury.

The Magpies have lost 18 of their last 19 matches against Arsenal, far from a good omen as Howe’s side hope to end the Premier League season on a high in their final home game of 2021/22.

Check out Newcastle’s starting XI and subs in full below:

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