Arsenal will look to move another step closer to securing the final champions league spot when they take on Newcastle later today.
The Gunners are currently a point ahead of fifth place Everton but can move four points clear of their rivals with just two games remaining with a victory over struggling Newcastle.
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The Magpies have won just one of their last seven games and will head to London on the back of five straight defeats.
The goals have dried up during that run with just one goal registered while at the other end they have shipped 14 goals, losing four nil to Southampton and Manchester United.
The club are currently sitting 9th in the table but with Stoke and Crystal Palace breathing down their neck there is a real chance that the club could finish what began as a promising season in the bottom half of the table.
Arsenal meanwhile have returned to form at just the right time.
The FA Cup finalists fell out of contention for the title on the back of a poor run of form in February and March but a run of just one defeat in their last five in all competitions, including back to back league wins over West Ham and Hull have put their destiny back in their own hands.
Fit-again Aaron Ramsey looked sharp against Hull last time out and is poised to start while his fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere is not ready to return to action.
Thomas Vermaelen is expected to return from a hamstring problem while Abou Diaby is back training but won’t be risked. Kieran Gibbs, Serge Gnabry and Theo Walcott (both knee) are once again missing.
Newcastle could have Moussa Sissoko back after he missed the last three games with a hamstring injury while Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy could return to the starting line-up after appearing as substitutes in last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat by Swansea.
Papiss Cisse (knee) and Luuk de Jong (ankle) are both out while Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed on Instagram that he won’t be starting at the Emirates. The French midfielder was struggling with a dead leg.