Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Newcastle will struggle with the pace of his side.

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Arsene Wenger: "We cannot be obsessed by Newcastle. If we turn up with a good performance we will win the game. That is what is at stake: to keep up our run and keep our focus.

"We can play at a pace that, at the moment, maybe nobody else can sustain.

"When we are on our roles that is good for the morale of the team.

"If you look at the times we have reversed games; Villa, Tottenham, Liverpool, Sunderland and now Milan, you would say there is something special in there.

"I always believed in the spirit and quality of this team. I am sure if we keep going that will come out and the target until the end of the season is to be faithful to that.

"Andre Santos back into the starting line-up if Kieran Gibbs fails to overcome a groin injury.

"He is back in full training on Friday. He is certainly short [for Monday] because he has not played for four months but I do not really know yet, it is a decision I have to make. We will see first how Gibbs is."