ARSENAL TO BOUNCE TO TOP 3 IF THEY BEAT NEWCASTLE

Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal are expected to be available for Arsenal after recovering from minor injuries.

Granit Xhaka faces a fitness test after being forced off in Switzerland’s last game because of a muscle problem, while Lucas Torreira is serving a ban.

Newcastle’s Fabian Schar completes a two-match suspension, though he may not have featured anyway after suffering concussion playing for Switzerland.

Jamaal Lascelles has recovered from a knee problem and is set to return.

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery: “Monday’s match is going to be very difficult. Newcastle are in a good moment.

“They have a lot of good players and good organisation. The coach has a lot of experience and he is very competitive and I know that.

“The last matches they are playing, they are playing with a big confidence and very strong defensively and very competitive.”

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez: “We know we have to win maybe just one more game [to be safe].

“But if we can’t win the next one, we just have to keep going. I will not put us under pressure.

“We just need to stay calm and focus on the next game, then see what happens.”

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