Nolan Back In The Frame!

Last updated : 21 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
The midfielder has missed the last three games after being sent off for a horror challenge on Everton striker Victor Anichebe.

Full-back Habib Beye is also available for the first time since damaging ankle ligaments at Wigan on Boxing Day, although midfielder Danny Guthrie (hamstring) is not yet ready to return.

Joey Barton (fractured metatarsal) is targeting the end of next month for his comeback, but Mark Viduka and Ignacio Gonzalez (both Achilles) and Xisco (fractured toe) remain on the sidelines.

NEWCASTLE UTD (from): Harper, Forster, Krul, S. Taylor, Beye, Bassong, Coloccini, Enrique, Edgar, Cacapa, Butt, Duff, R. Taylor, Gutierrez, Nolan, Lovenkrands, Geremi, Ameobi, Smith, Martins, Owen, Carroll.

Arsenal will be without England winger Theo Walcott for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle after he suffered a knee injury in training.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (ankle) is fit again, while defender Mikael Silvestre could also come into contention after some 10 weeks out with a calf injury.

Captain Cesc Fabregas (knee) and striker Eduardo (groin) are both back in training, but not expected to feature until after the international break. Emmanuel Adebayor (hamstring) and Tomas Rosicky (hamstring tendon) continue their rehabilitation.

ARSENAL (from): Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Nasri, Denilson, Song, Vela, Arshavin, van Persie, Fabianski, Djourou, Gibbs, Bendtner, Eboue, Diaby, Silvestre.