MC) Chieck Tiote
Tiote provides the Newcastle side with dynamism and defensive stability – but has not been anywhere near his best during his side’s past five matches.
MC) Vernon Anita
Mousa Sissoko is still unavailable, meaning the diminutive Dutch midfielder will be charged with harrying and dispossessing the Arsenal midfield.
AMR) Yoan Gouffran
Gouffran provides the side with pace down the flanks, although the team still misses the dribbling ability of the injured Hatem Ben Arfa.