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Arsenal face double suspension risk with two key players ahead of Newcastle clash

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Arsenal face double suspension risk with two key players ahead of Newcastle clash

Mikel Arteta might need to be cautious with his team choice when Arsenal have Newcastle United in their most memorable Premier League apparatus of the new year on Tuesday night

Bukayo Saka has joined William Saliba as the two Arsenal players in impending peril of missing the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur in the not so distant future.

The England international has been ever-present for the Gunners in the Premier League this season, beginning each of the 16 matches, yet the danger of suspension could hand manager Mikel Arteta a team determination difficulty going into Tuesday night’s conflict at home to Newcastle United.

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As affirmed by the FA in their ‘Data for Players on Disciplinary Systems’ 2022-23 season guide toward the start of the mission, any player who aggregates five appointments before the endpoint of 19 matches should serve a programmed one-match boycott.

Also, subsequent to being advised in the last part of the Gunners’ 4-2 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on New Year’s Eve, Saka is presently on four yellow cards for the season. Accordingly, whenever booked against the Mgpies he would miss the outing to the Tottenham Hotspur Arena 12 days after the fact.

So, the 21-year-old won’t be separated from everyone else in waiting be cautious on the off chance that he includes on Tuesday as Saliba is the other Arsenal player – presently accessible for determination – that is in almost the same situation. The Frenchman has been on four yellow cards since the 1-0 win over Leeds United in October so has been playing on the edge from that point forward.

Looking past Spikes and the Premier League’s decision that ‘yellow cards are not continued to the EFL Cup or FA Cup’ with the game against Manchester United not too far off, the Arsenal manager might need to have words with his players, encouraging them to tread carefully concerning handling and contradiction.

With 16 games of the Premier League season gone, Saliba, Saka and the remainder of Arteta’s squad have another three gameweeks to stay away from a suspension. As the mission stopped for a little more than a month for the World Cup, it will not be until after the Man United installation on January 22 that the Gunners come to the previously mentioned limit.

The following Arsenal players with the most yellow cards across the squad are Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes on three so they need to tread carefully. While one more reserving against Newcastle wouldn’t run either out of the Prods conflict – except if they are shipped off – assuming either is reserved in every one of the following two games they would be suspended for the major event against Man United.

Then there’s Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and captain Martin Odegaard on two. In the mean time, Gabriel Martinelli, Takehiro Tomiyasu and are on one yellow card, so ought to have the option to loosen up throughout the following couple of weeks.

Gabriel Jesus has likewise been reserved multiple times in the Premier League this season, however the reality the Brazil international has proactively been precluded for conceivably as long as 90 days after going through knee medical procedure, when he gets back to activity he will presently not be a suspension risk.

Arsenal face double suspension risk with two key players ahead of Newcastle clash

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