With doubts still remaining over Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny’s fitness, Gabriel should start again against Newcastle, having impressed against Liverpool.
DC: Nacho Monreal
Moving into the centre, Nacho Monreal could be a better option than Calum Chambers after a difficult game against the Reds this week.
MC: Francis Coquelin
First choice in defensive midfield, Francis Coquelin takes his usual role for the Gunners and will need to keep Florian Thauvin quiet.
MC: Santi Cazorla
Arsenal’s main playmaker, Santi Cazorla should start as usual alongside Coquelin as he looks to dictate the play for Arsene Wenger’s men.