Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Newcastle v Arsenal

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Tierney is an exciting player that is first and foremost a quality defender, however, he is very effective going forward and is the exact sort of player that Unai Emery has been looking for.

Despite Bruce's optimism, some Newcastle supporters remain underwhelmed by club owner Mike Ashley's decision to replace the popular Rafa Benitez who led them to a 13th-placed finish last season. There were a few departures with Ayoze Perez catching the eye with his move to Leicester City. "For some players, it is impossible to achieve that performance because they arrived late or are now training after being injured".

Among the new faces is Joelinton, who is Newcastle's record purchase to date, coming from Hoffenheim.

Newcastle's most expensive signing will be expected to net the goals tomorrow.

Arsenal completed the signing of Brazil defender David Luiz from Chelsea and Scottish global Kieran Tierney from Celtic as the transfer window closed on Thursday. Nacho Monreal is 33 with just a year left on his contract, and there are doubts over Saed Kolasinac's suitability to a back four.

Both Ceballos and Pepe are fitness doubts for the trip to Newcastle, alongside Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny and Lacazette.

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Arsenal travel to Newcastle United on Sunday as they open up their campaign.

In two stints with Chelsea, Luiz won a Premier League title, two FA Cups and a League Cup.

Emery also praised Tierney while welcoming him to the club. During these European games, he contributed to three goals for his team, netting twice and getting an assist.

Luiz becomes the 10th player to wear the colours of both Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League era. In attack, Nicolas Pepe looks set to form a risky trio with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

The former Brazilian worldwide scored three goals in 50 matches for Chelsea last season.