North London giants Arsenal have confirmed that both Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will miss their Premier League opener.
According to a statement from the club, the two players will miss the game against the Magpies due to security reasons.
Ozil and Kolasinac have been targeted by some hoodlums in recent days and security has been beefed up around the two players.
In July, Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac fought off two knife-wielding men who tried to attack Ozil.
The two players will miss the Premier League opener on Sunday.
Arsenal start their Premier League campaign with an away day at Newcastle United at the weekend.
The Gunners would be hoping to start the season on a good note, unlike last year when the current manager Unai Emery kicked off his reign with a 2-0 home defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City in the league.
The defeat to Manchester City set the tone for a season that ended in fifth position as the Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification.
Arsenal had one of the best transfer windows in recent times after they signed six players including two on the last day of this summer’s transfer window.
David Luiz and Kieran Tierney arrived at Arsenal on the deadline day.