Arsenal & Newcastle United set for triple injury boosts as seven players ruled out of Premier League clash

Arsenal v Newcastle United team news ahead of Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal and Newcastle United are hoping for good news on the injury front when they face off in the Premier League on Saturday night (kick-off 8pm).

Mikel Arteta's men head into the game on the back of five wins in a row that has seen them score 21 goals, including back-to-back victories over West Ham United 6-0 and Burnley 5-0.

The Gunners suffered an injury time defeat in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash against Porto but are set to be boosted by the return of some key players versus Newcastle.

Indeed, £122million trio Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Thomas Partey are on the verge of a return.

On Partey, Arteta said: "Let’s see. We have another session today and obviously he’s been out for many, many months now and we need to really nail the timing and when he has enough in the tank to compete, but I think he’s very close."

Asked about Jesus, Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu, the Spainard replied: "It’s the same with Gabby [Jesus] as well, he's done a few things. Alex [Zinchenko] is not far at all, and Tomiyasu is still a little bit more."

Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is hopeful of welcoming back Alexander Isak and Joe Willock, while Fabian Schar is fine after hurting his wrist during last Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to AFC Bournemouth.

“They've trained this week, it’s been good to see them back on the grass," said Howe. "It’s been a long time for Joe but he’s a huge player for us. It’s been great to see him back amongst the group, he’s a very popular member of the squad. Really pleased for him.

"With Alex again, a really important player, he’s trained well so we’re happy with both players. We’ll have to wait and see, we’ve got one more training session but I’ve been pleased with their progress."

Here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at the early team news from both camps with seven players ruled out: