The Gunners will go top of they manage to beat high-flying Newcastle today…
Where: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
When: 13:30 GMT
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Arsene Wenger knows his side will go top of the Premier League table if they manage to pick up three points against an impressive Newcastle side this afternoon…
Arsenal will have to take on Alan Pardew’s side without Aaron Ramsey though, who picked up an injury on Boxing Day. In his place, Englishman Jack Wilshere should return to the side after sitting out Arsenal’s last match through suspension.
Mesut Ozil is similarly being rested for the trip, so expect Santi Cazorla or Tomas Rosicky to take his place.
The Magpies almost have a fully fit squad, which could see them go joint fourth if they win and other results go their way this afternoon.
If they wish to do so, Yohan Cabaye will have to have another excellent afternoon. His manager has claimed today that keeping hold of him in the summer was a better piece of business than Arsenal snaring Ozil!