Alex Iwobi is available for selection this weekend, but four of his teammates face late fitness tests ahead of Arsenal's trip to St James' Park.
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery, however, will be waiting on the late fitness tests of Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis and Danny Welbeck as the Spaniard tries to decide who will make the starting XI against the Magpies.
When asked about the fitness of these four stars, as quoted by Football London, Emery said: "
“We are in a process and we need wins, so it was very important in our last match that we won." The Arsenal manager added: "
Emery also spoke at the press conference about his relationship with Mesut Ozil and pushing the German on the pitch.
The manager said: "
"I have a very good relationship with Mesut and professionally I push him for improvements to give us the best in his qualities and performances."