Ahead of the Newcastle game, Arsenal have been landed a major injury blow.
According to Chronicle Live, Newcastle goalkeeper is set to return to the side after suffering a slight health problem.
The 6ft3 shotstopper was ruled out in their last game against West Brom due to a stomach bug but has been confirmed by his manager to be fit for today’s game.
His manager, Steve McClaren was quoted as saying: “We are hoping Rob will recover but he’s a doubt.”
He is reported to be set to undergo a late fitness test to ascertain his level of preparedness.
The 29-year-old replaced Tim Krul who damaged his anterior cruciate knee ligament whilst on international duty with the Netherlands. He has been somewhat solid despite his defence not been up to par.
He was instrumental in the back-to-back victories against Liverpool and Tottenham. A free scoring Everton side could only muster a single goal against them, when Tom Cleverly scored a stoppage time goal that day.
With him returning, Arsenal may find it difficult to break them down.
However, the Gunners have to take solace in the fact that the Magpies have conceded 34 goals already this season and coupled with the form of Mesut Ozil, the fans have nothing to fear.