Newcastle manager Steve Bruce spoke to the media ahead of his side’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday.
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“Joelinton will be fit to play against Arsenal on Sunday. Yoshinori Muto and Dwight Gayle have trained and will be assessed ahead of the game.
Andy Carroll (hip) and Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring) remain sidelined.”
“I’m sure he’ll progress. The one thing you can’t level at him – he never shies away from it. He picks himself [up] every week and trains every day.
There are signs of improving and signs of getting used to playing in England, which can only be a good thing.”
“No update from me, nothing as far as I’m concerned.”
“Ongoing. I hope we can get them tied up but players these days have their own prerogative – so you have to respect that too.”
“We’re not blasé enough to say we’ve done enough yet (to avoid relegation).
There are still 10 or so teams looking over their shoulder. We know we need to keep going and focus on the games ahead.
“If he settles quickly, and gets used to playing in England – we know we’ve got a quality player on our hands.”