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Tierney, Lacazette, Martinelli: Arsenal injury list in detail ahead of Newcastle United clash

It’s matchday and Arsenal will play host to Newcastle United for the second time in nine days.

The Gunners were the winners just over a week ago, dumping Steve Bruce’s side out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win before they were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace in midweek.

But now the two side’s will meet in the Premier League.

Newcastle will be looking to bounce back after their embarrassing defeat to bottom club Sheffield United, the Blades’ first win all term.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta’s side are currently in 11th place in the league standings with 24 points from 18 games and could do with a win to edge further up the table.

On the plus side, their injury list is decreasing and the Spaniard will be hoping to have as many players back as possible for the Newcastle showdown.

Here we take a look at the latest injury news.

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Gabriel Martinelli

Martinelli was forced out of the Arsenal line-up ahead of the FA Cup tie with Newcastle last Saturday with Arteta fearing the worst.

The manager said at the time: “He was in a lot of pain and we’re going to have to see how he is. I imagine we’re not going to have good news with him.”

However, a scan on Monday revealed there was no major damage and the Brazilian can be expected to return to action shortly.

The Palace game came too soon for the forward, but an appearance against the Magpies on Monday is not out of the question.

The Brazilian was pictured in training with his team-mates on Wednesday so is not far away from a comeback.

Kieran Tierney

Scottish left-back Kieran Tierney missed Thursday’s draw with Palace due to injury.

Afterwards, Arteta said it was disappointing to lose Tierney on the day of the game and that the former Celtic defender has gone for an MRI scan on the problem.

“We don’t know. We’ll probably know more after testing him and having the evolution of the injury…