Arsenal have welcomed Alex Iwobi back to training after the Nigerian recovered from his illness.

Iwobi missed Arsenal’s last game before the international break and did not feature for the Super Eagles. He is now back in full training with the first team and is expected to be available for selection when Arsenal travel to St James’ Park on Saturday.

Lucas Torreira allayed many fears that he would be sidelined for any length of time when he was also spotted in first-team training. The midfielder, whom most Arsenal fans want to see start against the Magpies, had been taken off at halftime of Uruguay’s match against Mexico.

Laurent Koscielny is also back in training and working with the ball. He is, however, still some distance away from making a return to action in a competitive match, although he does seem to be at least slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery.