Francis Coquelin of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James’ Park on August 29, 2015
Arsenal have been hampered by a string of injuries in the early part of this season, and still have a number of players sidelined for this match, including Francis Coquelin, who suffered a knee injury in the loss to West Brom at the weekend.
Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are among the other absentees, but Aaron Ramsey will be in the squad after picking up a hamstring problem in the win over Bayern last month.
The visitors will be without Josip Pivaric after he was sent off in their last outing, while Arijan Ademi, who featured in the reverse fixture, has been handed a four-year ban after failing a drugs test.
Captain Domagoj Antolic is available again though after missing time with a back injury, but Gordon Schildenfeld is still out as he recovers from a long-term thigh problem.