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What's the latest on David Luiz, Tierney and Laca?

The only downside from Sunday's win was David Luiz's injury.

Our centre back limped off the St James' Park pitch clutching his hamstring after 52 minutes, as we bounced back from consecutive defeats to beat Newcastle United 2-0. 

And Mikel Arteta issued an update on David Luiz in his post-match press conference - as well as the latest on Kieran Tierney and Alex Lacazette ahead of Thursday's crucial Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal.

on David Luiz's injury...

We don't know. He felt something in his hamstring so it's not good news. He's put in such a shift to be back with the team for the last few weeks after the knee surgery. It's a real shame. 

on Kieran Tierney and Alex Lacazette's availability on Thursday...

They haven't trained with the team yet so I think they're unlikely to be.

on whether the win was perfect preparation for Thursday...

Yes because we had a strong and a very convincing performance. We scored two goals, we kept a clean sheet, won the points, and had some really strong individual performances too. The only downside is the one with David because we know how important he is to us. I think we lost him today. 

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