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Arsenal vs Newcastle LIVE with Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Follow all the reaction from the Emirates as Eddie Howe returned to the touchline to take on Mikel Arteta’s Gunners

Michael Jones
Saturday 27 November 2021 15:08
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Arsenal returned to winning ways and deepened Newcastle United’s relegation worries as goals by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli sealed a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win on Saturday.

Bottom club Newcastle had new manager Eddie Howe on the touchline for the first time after he was forced to isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test, but they were well beaten in the end and remain without a league win after 13 games.

Arsenal, whose 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to a juddering halt at Liverpool last week, dominated the opening half with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing a sitter.

But their patience was rewarded as Saka finished superbly in the 56th minute before substitute Martinelli volleyed the second 10 minutes later with his first touch of the game.

Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey was denied by the woodwork in the first half but once they went behind, a 17th defeat in 18 league games against Arsenal looked inevitable.

Arsenal stayed fifth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed West Ham United.

Newcastle have six points and are five behind 17th-placed Leeds United who play later on Saturday.

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Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle

59 mins: The increase in tempo during Arsenal’s build-up play made that goal. They strug together 16 passes before Saka found the back of the net.

Saka’s gone down off the ball clutching his thigh. He may have pulled something with his run into the box. After a check up from the medics Saka will play on.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:50
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GOAL! Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle (Saka, 56’)⚽️

56 mins: Great goal from Arsenal! Saka moves over to the left side to provide an extra option for the Gunners. He and Emile Smith Rowe pass the ball around the Newcastle box before Smith Rowe plays it into Tavares. Saka runs in behind the Newcastle right-back and Tavares feeds him the ball. It’s a narrow angle to take on a shot but Saka does and curls his effort into the far side of the goal with a lovely finish.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:46
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Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

53 mins: Nearly! Arsenal have started the second half on the front foot. They win a free kick over on the left wing and Lokonga knocks it short to Saka. He curls a delicious cross into the six-yard box and Tomiyasu lunges at the ball. It just evades him but a slight touch from the Arsenal left-back and that was the opening goal.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:43
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51 mins: Close! Beautiful footwork from Bukayo Saka who dribbles into the box from the right. He takes on Matt Ritchie and weaves around the Newcastle defender before hitting a low left-footed effort straight at Martin Dubravka.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:41
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48 mins: Emil Krafth and Nuno Tavares get into a battle as the Arsenal left-back tries to get forward on the wing. Krafth does well initially to hold the Arsenal man at bay but then shoves him out of play and picks up a yellow card.

Arsenal win a corner that gets swung into the middle of the box. It drops and hits Ritchie who doesn’t really have a clue where the ball is. Luckily it bounces off the defender and Dubravka manages to scoop it up inside the six-yard box.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:39
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Second half: Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

Kick off: Back at the Emirates Stadium, Newcastle get the second half underway. There hasn’t been any personnel changes at the break. The Gunners win the ball early and work it down the right wing. Tomiyasu attempts to fly into the box from the right but he’s tackled by Schar and Newcastle win a free kick as the Arsenal right-back tries to win back the ball.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:37
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Later in the Premier League

There are three Premier League games kicking off at 3pm. We’ll be primarily focusing on Liverpool vs Southampton but will bring all the goal action from Selhurst Park and Carrow Road.

Here’s what is to come later:

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

Liverpool vs Southampton

Norwich vs Wolves

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:33
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Recalled Dubravka steps up for Newcastle

Martin Dubravka was recalled to the Newcastle starting XI for the first time this season and he’s repaid Eddie Howe’s confidence who a couple of fine saves in the first half.

He’ll need to continue that good form if Newcastle are to keep a clean sheet today.

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Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:28
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Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

What is Eddie Howe’s plan here for Newcastle? Survive for 60-75 minutes and try to steal one at the death?

Arsenal have had almost 80% possession and taken 12 shots though only two of those have been on target. Mikel Arteta will be telling his players to move the ball quicker, especially around to the Newcastle penalty area.

Newcastle need to get some time on the ball and try to take the attack to Arsenal. They’ve had as many shots on target as the Gunners despite playing the majority of the first half in their own final third.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:26

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