Newcastle head into the Arsenal game in sensational form.
The Magpies boast the best defence in the Premier League this season with just 11 goals shipped in 16.
Eddie Howe’s side have also lost just one league game all season, but they are facing an Arsenal side who have also tasted defeat on just one occasion domestically.
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Newcastle team news vs Arsenal
Alexander Isak once again missed out for Newcastle last week but is now close to re-joining group training, as confirmed by Howe on Friday.
Callum Wilson missed the win over Leicester due to illness but he trained on Thursday and came off the bench in the 0-0 draw with Leeds over the weekend.
Elsewhere, Jonjo Shelvey has a calf issue that is expected to see him out of action until midway through February, whilst Matt Target has a heel problem which will see him miss out vs Arsenal:
“Matt has a heel problem. He’s been managing it for a couple of months, and it’s got to the point where it’s too painful for him to carry on. I’m not 100 per cent sure how long at the moment,” Howe said on December 31.
Emile Krafth, who suffered an ACL injury in August, will also miss the game.