'Would have started him': Newcastle United fans react to 'harsh' Steve Bruce selection decision at Arsenal

Steve Bruce has named his starting XI for the Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Sunday, 16th February 2020, 4:30 pm
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Isaac Hayden of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on January 21, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

It's three changes from the 0-0 draw with Norwich City with Valentino Lazaro and Danny Rose handed first starts.

However, Newcastle United fans have reacted to Bruce’s decision to drop Isaac Hayden:

@AdamCam70223591: Probably one of our strongest teams + bench we’ve had in a long time

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@DaveNUFCWhite: Strongest team of ours that! Options to at least change things on the bench too.

@agbnufc: I like everything apart from the mid, is Hayden not 100%?

@GrahamMegennis: I was thinking that. Would have him (Isaac Hayden) in ahead of Bentaleb I think.

@RealLeeAnderson: Would have started Hayden

@thomas_millman: Benching Hayden makes no sense to me! Looking forward to seeing Lazaro though

@leom1993: Would of started Hayden and Schar

@SaizydNUFC: Ooh I like but I’d have started with Isaac Hayden personally but what do I know