Three key partnerships that could win the game for Newcastle against Arsenal

Florian Lejeune and Jamaal Lascelles

Lascelles and Lejeune have developed a strong understanding in the last six matches since the Frenchman returned from injury to partner the United captain in the 1-0 victory over Manchester United in February.

Four wins and three clean sheets later, the pair have established themselves at the heart of an untampered defence during the last two months, but will be given a sharp examination by Aubameyang whose speed and incisive movement across the back-line will require the pair to stay in constant communication and be at their most attentive if they are keep Arsenal’s club record signing quiet.

Preventing the Gabon international from finding the net in a fifth successive Premier League game will be key to obtaining a positive result.