Matt Ritchie is one of the key players in the Newcastle squad.
Newcastle United have been given a major lift going into the weekend’s Premier League clash at home to Arsenal, as Matt Ritchie is available again after an injury.
The 29-year-old winger is back in contention after missing the defeat to Manchester City before the international break, while central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has also trained ahead of a return.
He is one of the most valuable players in Rafael Benitez’s side and it would be a shock not to see him come straight back into the starting XI.
The Magpies have just one point from their opening four league games and are in desperate need of a huge display at St James’ Park against Arsenal to build some momentum.
Ritchie is the type of creator that can spark Newcastle into life and will be praying that lightning strikes twice against London club Arsenal.
The Scotland international netted a winning goal at home to the Gunners last season in a 2-1 win and would love a repeat at the weekend.
Ritchie - who earns £45,000-a-week, according to Spotrac.com - has tremendous work-rate down the right flank and his delivery into the box is usually accurate.
He could still yet form an understanding with summer signing Salomon Rondon, who is a powerful centre-forward that should thrive off crosses into the penalty area.