Photos: Lubomir Satka, Olivier Kemen and Macaulay Gillesphey training with Newcastle United first-team players

Newcastle United will take on Arsenal at home in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Newcastle United players have stepped up their preparations ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Arsenal.

The Magpies will head into the encounter on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.

It was one of Newcastle’s worst performances of the season, and the players will be determined to bounce back in style against the Gunners this weekend.

Under the watchful eyes of manager John Carver, the Newcastle players were working hard in training on Thursday.

Among the first-team stars were a number of youngsters. Lubomir Satka, Olivier Kemen and Macaulay Gillesphey were all caught on camera going through the drills.

Kemen is an interesting case, a player who has been tipped to break into the Newcastle first team sooner rather than later.

The 18-year-old Frenchman was in the squad for the Magpies’ 3-0 defeat to Everton last weekend, and it seems that he is getting closer to making his debut.

Newcastle manager John Carver was recently quoted as saying by The Chronicle: “He’s got the temperament. We just need to look after his personality. He can be a bit lively.”

One suspects that Kemen will not feature on Saturday, as Arsenal are one of the best teams in the Premier League and it will not be wise to throw the teenager against them.

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