Tottenham's "Wembley curse" from earlier in the campaign has been well and truly banished - Mauricio Pochettino's men are now unbeaten in 12 in all competitions at home. In that run, Pochettino's side won eight times, including an emphatic 4-1 win over Liverpool in October and 2-0 victory over Manchester United on January 31st.
The Magpies are 16th, one point above the relegation zone, and have not won in four league matches, although they have been boosted by the loan signings of Kenedy from Chelsea and Islam Slimani from Leicester.
If he keeps his place he is likely to line up against Aubameyang, who has scored four goals in four games against Spurs in the last two years, having faced the Lilywhites in the 2015/16 Europa League and in this season's Champions League group stage with Borussia Dortmund. Harry Kane claimed his 100th top flight goal with a 95th minute penalty to earn his side a well-deserved point.
"Sometimes they play a little bit with the rules. It gives you a good pitch to allow you to play the way you want to", said Wenger, who will face Spurs for the 52nd time in his 22 years as Arsenal manager. I must say that personally, it's more important mathematically for us to come back as quickly as possible, rather than it being emotionally-charged.
" I just think that, for us, it will be more about sorting out the tactical problems". Lucas Moura is presumably also in contention, though I would hazard a guess that we probably won't see him make his first start in such a highly emotionally-charged match. I don't think Arsene Wenger can play the same tactics that stifle us as other lower table teams have done this season at Wembley.
Alderweireld is aware that facing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has scored four goals in four games against Spurs, will be a hard challenge for a player just back from injury.
And speaking of territory, there are few places Arsenal enjoy playing more than at Wembley.
This is the first meeting between Spurs and Arsenal at Wembley since April 1993.
AB in the pink for Wanderers ODI
The Wanderers pitch from the final Test match earlier this month, was deemed "poor" by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Momentarily though, India's run-rate dipped below 5/over as Chris Morris (1-45) exerted some control over proceedings.
Brady wins third MVP; Rams clean up — Postseason Awards
On Thursday, tight end Rob Gronkowski , who suffered a concussion against the Jaguars, confirmed he will play in the Super Bowl . But, the play everyone is talking about is the pass he rather ungracefully dropped on a key third down early in the 2nd quarter.
Weekend weather: wintry showers and low temperatures
The rain will return in the early hours of the morning, initially to the west, but will spread eastwards to all areas overnight. Most of us will see rain, but northwest Mass-into the hills and Berkshires-may see a brief icy mix then go to all rain.
United States stocks tumble as Dow sheds another 1000 points
The 10-year Treasury bond also reached a four-year high of 2.88 percent on Thursday, bringing about concerns of rising inflation. The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the benchmark for many index funds, also fell sharply after relinquishing early gains.
Senate Spending Bills In Peril As Last-Minute Objections Arise
In evening remarks on the Senate floor that lasted an hour, the senator from Kentucky said the bill would " loot the Treasury ". The Senate recessed until early Friday and funding expired at the end of Thursday, leaving the government partially shut down.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Away Six Players, Go Younger
But it was the remake of the Cavs that was shocker and will reverberate through the league until this summer's free- agent period. Just like that, the Cavs changed almost half their roster, got younger and maybe wedged themselves back into contention.
Crude palm oil futures remain weak on low demand
West Texas Intermediate for March delivery traded at $61.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 9 cents at 8.58am in Tokyo. In the longer term, expect more oil: the United States has 91.1 billion economically recoverable barrels of oil reserves.