Arsene Wenger has revealed that there a no new injuries to the Arsenal squad after the Monaco game and he should have the same compliment of players available for Newcastle.
Tomas Rosicky may be in line for a return to the squad after missing a number of games through illness, including Tuesday night.
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Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy remain unavailable for selection, however, with both at least three weeks away from a return to competition play as they build up their fitness in training.
More worryingly, Wenger also could not be drawn on a return date for Jack Wilshere, despite his insistence when he would be out for mere “days not weeks” after his latest ankle surgery.
The boss is reported to have said: “He is still a few weeks away”.
The return of Rosicky, rather than causing a selection dilemma, could be a blessing in disguise with the Boss revealing a number of changes could be made at St James’ Park to counter heavy legs.
Arsenal come off the back of two energy sapping games against West Ham and particularly Monaco in midweek and a difficult trip away to Newcastle is most certainly expected.