The Englishman suffered a fractured bone in his foot last month placing his involvement in Arsenal’s season in doubt. But it appears the midfielder is close to a return and is expected to play a part in the Gunners final matches.
Elsewhere, there are no fresh injury worries while Thomas Vermaelen could make a return after suffering from a late hamstring withdrawal last weekend.
Everybody who was available at Hull last week will be available for Newcastle. Vermaelen could be back so everybody should be there but not Gibbs, not Diaby yet. Of course Wilshere and Walcott are still out as well.
[on Jack Wilshere] Jack is progressing well. He is still on course to be with the team in the last couple of games.
Predicted lineup to follow…