The ex-Rangers man had scored the Magpies' only goal against Manchester United in a 2-1 home defeat a couple of weeks back, but still lost his place in the side for the away draw with Hull City last weekend.
Now, after reaching full-fitness following his January move from German outfit Schalke 04, he is keen to return to action, and is relishing the chance to play against the Gunners.
"I have had a lot of games and I am feeling good," he told The Newcastle Chronicle.
"I feel like I am back to the fitness I should be. I will just try and help wherever I can, and whenever I am needed I will play.
"I just need to keep going, and hopefully I will able to play more games."
Lovenkrands has often found himself deployed as a winger during his career, largely due to his blistering pace, though he asserts that he prefers to play as a striker. Nevertheless, he will play in any position to help the Geordies successfully battle relegation.
"I am a striker more than anything, but I have been put on the left wing because I am quick," he added.
"Everyone assumes I am a winger, but up front has always been the position in which I have wanted to play."
Zack Wilson, Goal.com