Arsenal press conference live: Mikel Arteta on Tierney recall, injuries, Willock and Newcastle

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Arsenal press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United.

Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is set to face the media this morning where he will be discussing what is shaping up to be a huge game for his side following last weekend’s 4-0 loss against Liverpool.

Whilst that humbling defeat at Anfield ended Arsenal ‘s 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions, they remain fifth in the Premier League table – although it did expose a number of issues for the Spaniard to address.

With the north London outfit still struggling to create big chances and scoring goals from open play, Arteta must find a solution to ensure his side remain in the race for European football qualification.

Furthermore, after Nuno Tavares ‘ mistake against Liverpool, Arteta must decide whether to stick with the Portugal U21 international at left-back or hand a recall to Kieran Tierney.

There could also injury updates on Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac, and a word on Joe Willock who is in line to face his former club for the first time since joining Newcastle in the summer transfer window.