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.
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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.