As many as four Arsenal players could miss out on this weekend’s trip to Newcastle, according to Football London.

Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis and Danny Welbeck are all due to face late fitness tests to decide their availability ahead of the game at St James’ Park.

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The severity of the injuries or knocks sustained by the quartet are unclear but it is unlikely to be anything serious. However, after a busy international break, it’s yet to be seen if they’ll be fit enough to face the Magpies.

The two sides meet on Saturday following the international break and Unai Emery will be keen to carry on where his side left off.

There has been some good news for the Arsenal boss, Alex Iwobi has been passed fit to be named in the squad against Newcastle.

The Nigerian international missed the win over Cardiff. Youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also closing in on a return to first-team training.

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