For the umpteenth time this season, Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi was not listed at all for action by Coach Unai Emery as the Gunners battle for crucial points away to Newcastle United on Saturday.

However, Arsenal continued their resurgence under Emery with a deserved 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in Saturday's Premier League fixture at St James' Park.

Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil - on his 200th Arsenal appearance - netted early in the second half and although Newcastle halved the deficit through Ciaran Clark in added-on time, Arsenal were full value for the three points.

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The Gunners now find themselves in seventh place in the league standings, while Newcastle are 18th and remain without success from their opening five matches in the top flight this season.

Iwobi was excused from Nigeria’s recent outings against Seychelles and Liberia owing to injuries and it is been suggested that his fitness his costing him a place in the Arsenal squad.

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