Mikel Arteta’s side arrive at St James’ Park just three days after playing away to La Liga side Villarreal in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
The scoreline is 2-1 in favour of the Spanish club but everything is still to play for during the second-leg tie at the Emirates next week.
With that game in mind, Arteta is expected to ring the changes – and we predict what starting XI the 39-year-old will name:
1. Bernd Leno
The Arsenal number one has missed just two Premier League matches this season, one of which was forced whilst serving a one-match suspension.
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2. Hector Bellerin
The right-back could replace Callum Chambers in the starting XI after the former Southampton man played a full 90 minutes against Villarreal.
3. David Luiz
Luiz is eyeing a first start since March after recovering from a knee injury sustained in the 3-3 draw at West Ham.
Gabriel, a £27million summer signing, was an unused substitute in Spain on Thursday, suggesting he is in line to start at St James’ Park.
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