Arsenal will host Newcastle at Emirates Stadium this evening as Gunners ended 2022 with a pulsating 4-2 success over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Emile Smith Rowe has taken part in a few training sessions as he closes in on a return from groin surgery, but he will only make the bench at best here if he is passed fit.
Arsenal could go with an unchanged starting line-up.
Gabriel Jesus once again misses out with a knee injury while Reiss Nelson is set to be unavailable due to his hamstring issue.
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Arteta recently indicated a January return for Emile Smith Rowe after groin surgery in September but the Newcastle match will likely come too soon for him.
Therefore an unchanged line-up from the one that beat Brighton is expected.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is back from a hamstring injury but should remain on the bench with Ben White the first-choice right-back.
There is a chance that Oleksandr Zinchenko may be rotated out on the opposite flank having also only just shaken off a problem.
Eddie Nketiah will continue up front, flanked by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal Possible Lineup:
White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko;
Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka;
Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.