Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will want to bounce back quickly after a disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace. They will be facing a Newcastle team on Monday night lacking in confidence after losing to Sheffield United, so the Gunners will be favourites for the three points.
In terms of team news, Gabriel Martinelli (ankle) and Kieran Tierney (muscular) could return to the matchday squad, but Pablo Mari has been ruled out with a calf injury.
The Magpies have six players with fitness issues going into the match at the Emirates, but the majority are expected to be available. Paul Dummett (cramp) should be fit, while captain Jamaal Lascelles (fatigue), Jonjo Shelvey (muscular), Jamal Lewis (knock) and Federico Fernandez (muscular) will undergo late fitness tests.
Allan Saint-Maximin is still out of contention as he continues a longer than expected recovery from the virus, while Ryan Fraser is suspended after being sent off in the defeat to the Blades.
The bookmakers have Arsenal as the favourites with Betway pricing them at 4/9 for the win. A draw is 18/5 with BetVictor while a Newcastle victory is 15/2 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Arsenal