The wait is over.
By the time we kick off against Newcastle, a shade under 18 days would have passed since the final whistle blew against Rennes.
That whistle was met with a guttural roar after a thrilling comeback kept us in the Europa League, but it’s been quiet ever since - unless you were in Dubai.
Unai Emery’s training camp should ensure we’re fresh rather than rusty for our return to the Emirates, and the head coach has much to ponder when he selects his team.
Lucas Torreira is suspended but Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal are back from minor injuries, while Denis Suarez is pushing for a starting place.
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