Arsenal  have won two on the bounce and after a run of only two points out of 12, taking six of their last six has seen them gain back a step or two in their confidence.
Everton  once again have dropped points over the weekend and the Gunners will look to take full advantage of the Toffees' slip while also looking to pile on the misery of Newcastle  as the Magpies have lost five straight and are not looking like they will break their suffering run anytime soon.
With reports that the visitors have banished fan favorite Hatem Ben Arfa for the remainder of the campaign, it only shows just how broken and battered of a ship Newcastle truly is this season under Alan Pardew.
Arsenal are starting to get their final stride back on track and are once again having players return from injury to boost the side.
Arsene Wenger will be happy to continue to see young Welshman Aaron Ramsey return to form as well as German international Lukas Podolski finally start to hit the goal train that he has struggled to find during the entirety of his club career at times.
Newcastle have more injury issues than Arsenal at the moment, that is saying something, and will be looking to try and minimize the damage at the Emirates but will have a long night ahead of them in North London.
Arsenal XI: Szczesny: Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski; Giroud.
Newcastle XI: Krul: Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara; Tiote, Anita; Gouffran, Gosling, Remy; Ameobi.