Date: 14th September 2018 at 6:53am
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Arsenal travel to Newcastle United on Saturday ahead of their Premier League clash.

The north Londoners could be missing as many as four first-team stars due to late fitness tests.

Alexandre Lacazette is set to keep his place up front for the meeting at St James Park. However, Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Danny Welbeck and Sokratis Papastathopoulos will all be checked on by Arsenal’s staff at London Colney.

Should he start – it’s uncertain where Aaron Ramsey will operate. Ramsey has been preferred in the No 10 position over Mesut Ozil this campaign, while Emery opted for Ozil on the right in the 3-2 win at Cardiff a fortnight ago.

Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny, who returned to training this week continues his recovery from an Achilles injury. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is sidelined with a broken leg while Sead Kolasinac and Carl Jenkinson are also out.

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