Quartet back for Gunners
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Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Yossi Benayoun and Kieran Gibbs should all return when Arsenal take on Newcastle tonight.
The Gunners have a great opportunity to close the gap on Tottenham in third and also give themselves more breathing space from tonight's opponents, who are in sixth, if they can take all three points.
Arsenal are in great form going into the game and Wenger has been boosted further by the return to action of key players.
Arteta was forced to miss the Champions League encounter against AC Milan after taking a knock to the head against Liverpool but is now fit to return, while Ramsey has missed the last couple of weeks with an ankle injury but should also return.
A number of players picked up knocks during the Milan game but the extra time they have had to recover, means everyone will be fit.
Theo Walcott was one of those players after he took a knock to the hip but should be fit to start against the Magpies.
Meanwhile Arsene Wenger is hoping for a cleaner game than the one that kicked off the season and saw Gervinho sent off in a 0-0 draw at St James' Park.
"Gervinho was shocked because he felt he didn't do a lot. I think he learned his lesson in the first game and it's better than after 20," Wenger told reporters ahead of the game.
"It's better to know what you are facing. If you want to play abroad, work abroad, then you have to adapt to the local culture."