UNAI EMERY reckons Denis Suarez is FINALLY ready to start for Arsenal.
The Gunners look unlikely to take up their option to buy the on-loan Barcelona midfielder for £18million this summer.
Suarez, 25, has yet to start a competitive game since joining in January.
But he played 90 minutes and created a goal in Wednesday’s 3-2 friendly win over Al Nasr in Dubai.
Now he could face Newcastle on Monday.
Boss Emery said: “He is OK for starting in the first XI, to give us this impact.
“We are going to need everybody, every player for the next matches.
“Now we have a lot of players ready, with a big mentality and with a big performance to play and help us.”
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Aaron Ramsey has recovered from a thigh strain while Granit Xhaka and Nacho Monreal are also expected to be fit to play.
Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding, Emile Smith-Rowe, Emiliano Martinez and Hector Bellerin are all long-term absentees.
Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Fabian Schar – who was knocked unconscious on international duty for Switzerland against Georgia – is suspended.