Newcastle United's team news is in – but fans are still not convinced by 'Steve Bruce's way'

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce vowed to do things ‘his way’ from now on in the Premier League, as he looks to arrest his side’s top flight decline.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 7:07 pm

He’s named his starting XI to take on Arsenal at the Emirates – and here’s how #NUFC reacted on Twitter…

@thomas_millman – “Bruce has backed himself into a corner by playing so defensively against Sheff Utd and losing. Now he’s gone back to a 4-4-2 by the looks of it but not playing Hayden could leave us very exposed. It could have been worse...”

@NUFCRyan8 – “Shelvey starting over Hayden and Lascelles back in the XI, never seen a worse lineup in me life.”

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Newcastle United's English head coach Steve Bruce shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on January 12, 2021.

@Jbaber9 – “How many false number 10’s are we playing tonight?”

@austen_89 – “Hate to always be critical but he starts @AndyTCarroll but doesn’t start someone who can cross the ball.”

@ConnorNUFC_ – “Matty Longstaff is back and Lewis is back too. Andy Carroll instead of Gayle tho… "Gloves are off"… Interested to see how this goes...”

@nufcsanjay – “Strong XI that. Glad we're back to 4-4-2. Joe + Miggy are our best options out wide. Carroll deserves to start given how he did against Arsenal last time. Shelvey will give us a bit of creativity too. If Bruce wants to "make a statement", this is an XI that can do that.”

@IfRafaGoesWeGo – “So after 18 months of doing it “his way” we now have a Head Coach who’s going to tear everything up and do things “his way” instead.”

@ian_hannon20 – “@NUFC going for it? Thought the gloves were off?”