Date: 13th December 2017 at 11:13pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Arsenal and Newcastle United this Saturday.

Arsenal host Newcastle United on Saturday December 16 for the game at the Emirates Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistant Refs: Simon Long and Matthew Wilkes
Fourth Official: Mike Dean

Match Day referee Attwell has officiated 12 games in 2017/18, showing 38 yellow cards and one red card.

He took in 27 games in 2016/17 with a return of 90 yellow cards and eight red cards.

That season his highest card count was five yellows and three reds in the game between Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday. He showed seven yellows and two reds in the Oxford v Swindon Town game. He also showed seven yellows in the game between Southampton and Middlesbrough.

He took in 44 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 118 yellow cards and four red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Plymouth and Crawley on October 3 with a total of six yellows being shown.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.

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