While the Gunners are unbeaten in their last five outings in the top flight, their last league success came against Manchester United on New Year's Day.
With Newcastle having produced a similar run of form, the clubs square off at the Emirates Stadium level on points in the standings.
Here, Sports Mole predicts how the North Londoners may line up against the Magpies.
With Arsenal having failed to score at Burnley, Arteta will consider handing a recall to Nicolas Pepe, who was an unused substitute at Turf Moor.
The Ivory Coast international could potentially replace Alexandre Lacazette with the Frenchman having not netted from his last eight starts.
Although Arteta has acknowledged that Pablo Mari is close to making his debut, the Spaniard may be kept in reserve until the Europa League meeting with Olympiacos on Thursday.
Fellow January arrival Cedric Soares is still sidelined with a knee injury.body check tags ::