Arsenal players put through their paces by Unai Emery ahead of Premier League clash with Newcastle
- Arsenal players trained on Sunday ahead of their home clash with Newcastle
- The Gunners have a chance to climb into the Premier League top four with a win
- Manager Unai Emery hinted that Dennis Suarez may be handed his first start
Arsenal players were in high spirits as they trained ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle on Monday night.
The Gunners host the Magpies at the Emirates Stadium looking to break into the top four and leapfrog Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery led his team meticulously through training routines as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexander Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey were among those preparing at the London Colney training ground.
Alexandre Lacazette poses for the cameras in training as Arsenal prepare to face Newcastle
Sokratis (left) was seen joking around with Matteo Guendouzi during training
Arsenal manager Unai Emery was in high spirits at the London Colney training ground
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes part in shuttle runs in St Albans on Sunday
Emery says Denis Suarez is ready to start for Arsenal after six substitute appearances.
The midfielder, who is on loan from Barcelona, has had to get used to the bench since arriving at the club in January. Emery is considering whether to hand the Spaniard his first start in a Gunners shirt when they take on Newcastle.
‘He is OK for starting in the first XI, to give us this impact,’ Emery said.
‘I think now our focus is collectively a very strong focus to help, in 90 minutes, 30 minutes or one minute.
Aaron Ramsey gets close to a mannequin as Arsenal prepare to break into the top four
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Konstantinos Mavropanos challenge for the ball on Saturday
‘We are going to need everybody, every player for the next matches.’
Asked whether it had taken Suarez time to settle, Emery said: ‘I think it’s normal. Now we have a lot of players ready, with a big mentality with a big performance to play and help us.
‘For me like that, we can be stronger, more competitive for taking the big performance, with Denis or with another player.’
Midfielder Mesut Ozil dribbles with the ball in gold Adidas predator boots
Unai Emery instructs Mohamed Elneny ahead of the clash with the Magpies at the Emirates
The Gunners players take part in rondos as Arsenal look to leapfrog Man United on Monday
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