The German has a shoulder problem.
Two of the Premier League’s most in-form sides go head-to-head in this clash as Newcastle United host Arsenal at St James’ Park.
Both side have gone for strong starting XIs, although the big blow for the visitors is that club record signing Mesut Ozil will be absent from the game with a shoulder injury.
#Arsenal team to play Newcastle: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud
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It is still a solid team however, whilst the Magpies are on a high following a 5-1 win over Stoke City on Boxing Day and also welcome back Cheick Tiote to the side.
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