Steve Bruce will be without Joe Willock (parent club), but has said he expects Callum Wilson to make his first start in three months. Matt Ritchie (calf) is a doubt, while Fabian Schar may be involved.
Arsenal will assess the fitness of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he continues to build back up to full fitness.
Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out, but David Luiz is available while Kieran Tierney will be assessed.
Newcastle United have lost just one of their last eight Premier League matches (W2 D5).
The Magpies have both scored and conceded in their last eight PL home matches, and are unbeaten in their last five at St James’ Park (W2 D3).
Arsenal have won 15 of their last 16 PL matches against Newcastle.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can become the first Arsenal player to score in five successive appearances against an opponent in all competitions since Olivier Giroud's six-match streak against Aston Villa between 2013 and 2016.
Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.