Santos set for Arsenal return

Santos set for Arsenal return

Brazil full-back Andre Santos could return to the Arsenal squad for Monday night’s Premier League clash against Newcastle after recovering from a broken ankle.

Midfielder Mikel Arteta is available having been rested for the midweek Champions League win over AC Milan because of a blow to the head at Liverpool, while Wales captain Aaron Ramsey (ankle) should also be involved.

Yossi Benayoun has been out with a virus, while there were no other fresh injuries from midweek. Abou Diaby (hamstring), defender Francis Coquelin (hamstring), centre-back Per Mertesacker (ankle) and midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Sagna, Gibbs, Koscielny, Walcott, Park, Song, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh, Rosicky, van Persie, Gervinho, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Djourou, Miquel, Santos, Arteta, Ramsey, Benayoun.

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