The German World Cup winner has praised the duo after their emergence in the Arsenal first-team last season.
Newcastle fans were fairly split as Steve McClaren arrived as the club's new manager.
Edin Dzeko is on Manchester City's for-sale list this summer - but Liverpool are no longer said to be in the running.
Southampton have reportedly had a bid rejected for Sevilla's Grzegorz Krychowiak.
One of those players recently released by Leeds United has found a new club.
West Ham United are reportedly interested in bringing Yohan Cabaye back to the Premier League.
The Chelsea defender will get another season of first team football in the North-East.
Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall has suggested Celtic star Craig Gordon is possibly as fit as he's ever been.
The soon-to-be free agent suggested earlier this week that he could go "a step higher" than the claret and blues.
The Belgian has also praised the role of Nemanja Matic in the side.
After yet another high scoring affair in the Premier League outfits 'post-season' exhibitions we ask what they truly learnt from the fixtures.
FIFA insist on separating politics and football, which may seem a logical principle, but there are times when it holds the game back - As Callum Farrell explains.
Arsenal supporters are getting an early taste of a different type of summer transfer window to any they have experienced in recent years.