Arsenal XI vs Newcastle: Gabriel in - Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for today
Arsenal have defender Gabriel fit to start today’s Premier League clash at Newcastle.
The Brazilian defender has been struggling with an ankle knock but hopes to be available to face Newcastle at St James’ Park, and had travelled with the squad.
Fellow centre-back William Saliba remains sidelined with a back injury so the fitness of Gabriel could be key for Arsenal.
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“We will have to see tomorrow how he is, but yeah he could not finish the game so that was a big sign,” said Mikel Arteta on Friday. “We’ll have to see tomorrow.”
Arteta has some big selection calls to make ahead of the game with Newcastle after dropping Gabriel Martinelli and Thomas Partey for the victory over Chelsea.
Jorginho and Leandro Trossard came in for them and the Italian keeps his place.
Starting Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Xhaka; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.
Sunday 4.30pm GMT, Sky Sports
Venue: St. James’ Park
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Arsenal squad from: Hein, Ramsdale, Turner; Gabriel, Holding, Kiwior, Tierney, White, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Trossard, Vieira, Xhaka; Jesus, Martinelli, Nelson and Nketiah.