St James’ Park will be home to a top of the table clash on Sunday as 6th place Newcastle host Premier League table toppers Arsenal.
Alan Pardew will see a midfield boost to his side as Cheik Tiote returns from suspension to anchor the midfield.
Hatem Ben Arfa will be pushing for a place in the starting line-up after impressing in the Magpies 5-1 victory over Stoke.
Jonas Gutierrez is still recovering from a calf problem.
Jack Wilshere returns to contention for Arsene Wenger after serving his two match ban for his obscene gesture towards Manchester City fans.
However, the Frenchman will be without Aaron Ramsey after the midfielder picked up a thigh complaint in the 3-1 victory over West Ham.
Tomas Rosicky, Laurent Koscielny and Lukas Podolski will all be pushing for a start as well, while Yaya Sanogo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby continue to miss out.