Newcastle were without manager Eddie Howe for the first game of their new era in the 3-3 draw against Brentford.
The new boss was forced to watch his first game in charge last week in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.
Howe’s assistant Jason Tindall took control of the thrilling home draw against Brentford with the new manager confined to his hotel.
But will the 43-year-old be allowed to return to supervise the Magpies from the sideline? talkSPORT.com has all the details.
Will Eddie Howe be in a dugout against Arsenal?
Newcastle have announced that the former Bournemouth boss will be cleared to face Mikel Arteta’s Gunners – live on talkSPORT – this weekend.
In a short statement on Twitter, the club wrote: “#NUFC can confirm that Eddie Howe will be in the dugout for tomorrow’s game at Emirates Stadium after returning a negative Covid test this morning. “
Replacing Howe at his pre-game press conference, Assistant Tindall revealed that further testing this week had uncovered no new cases.
He said: “Fortunately, everything is fine, there were no more positive cases.
“When a person gets it you get a little worried, but luckily we have tested every day this week as a group of players and staff and everyone has done well.”
On Howe, Tindall added: “From my own personal experiences when I had Covid a few months ago, I had no symptoms to start with and it was only after about eight or nine days. that it hit me really hard and I started to struggle.
“But from what Eddie was, I would say Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, compared to how he feels now and the tone of his voice at the end of the week, there has been a big difference.”
What is Newcastle’s record against Arsenal?
The Magpies remain the only Premier League side without a win so far this season and have an extremely poor record against the Gunners.
Arsenal have won 16 of their last 17 Premier League games against Newcastle, except for a 2-1 away loss in April 2018.
St James’ Park side have lost each of their last nine away league games to North Londoners, failing to score in each of the last five.
Howe’s record is not much better, with the Englishman taking just five points out of a possible 30 against Arsenal, losing his five trips to the Emirates.
Arsenal v Newcastle United: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League clash is set to take place on Saturday 27 November in the Emirates with a kick-off set at 12:30 p.m. UK time.
talkSPORT will have exclusive coverage featuring the presentation of Reshmin Chowdhury while commentary will come from Sam Matterface and Dean Ashton.
Newcastle will almost have a top-fit squad to choose from, with Paul Dummett the only player likely to be missing.
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