Martin Dubravka returns to Newcastle United squad as Eddie Howe makes one change for Arsenal
Howe’s side take on Premier League leaders Arsenal knowing a win would take them second in the division. Howe has made one change to his team, with Callum Wilson – who was a substitute against Leeds United on Tuesday night – replacing Chris Wood in the starting XI.
Asked about Wilson’s return, Howe said: "He’s keen to play. He's come back (from the World Cup), and picked up an illness. But he’s back, he’s fit. He’s ready, and we expect him to give us a different focal point to Chris.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, recalled from loan at Manchester United, is on the bench. The 33-year-old only made two cup appearances for Erik ten Hag's side in the first half of the season.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson. Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Anderson.