Toon Team News For Arsenal Fixture

Midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie are back in the Newcastle squad. Shelvey has missed the last three games with a thigh injury, while Ritchie has sat out the last two with a knee problem, but both have trained this week and are in contention. Full-back Javier Manquillo (calf) is also improving, leaving central defender Florian Lejeune (knee) as the only long-term absentee, while Isaac Hayden is available again after serving a three-match ban.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has no fresh injury concerns. Alex Iwobi missed the win at Cardiff before the international break through illness but is now available, while those who travelled to represent their
countries returned unscathed. Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Sead Kolasinac (knee), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (leg) and Carl Jenkinson (ankle) remain absent.