ROB Elliot is set to miss the next “six or seven” games for Newcastle United, according to manager Alan Pardew.
Elliot was brought off at half-time of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Chelsea with a thigh injury.
And Pardew has now confirmed the goalkeeper is set for a spell on the sidelines, with Tim Krul also ruled out until mid-January.
He said: “Rob Elliot will be out for six or seven games.
“Jak Alnwick will start in goal at Arsenal and we wish him well.”
Also missing Saturday’s game against Arsenal will be Rolando Aarons and Davide Santon, who are though nearing a return to fitness.
Pardew added: “There will be no Rolando Aarons or Davide Santon. We are pretty much where we were for Chelsea in terms of injuries.”