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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.


Half-time: Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

45+4 mins: Nothing to separate the teams then at half-time. For most of the first half Newcastle seemed pretty comfortable and defensibly solid but Arsenal upped the tempo in the last 10 minutes and the cracks began to show. Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe drew saves out of Martin Dubravka but the best chance came to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who could only find the post from inside the six-yard box.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:21

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

45+2 mins: Jonjo Shelvey deals with an awkward ball into the box from Aubameyang but his headed clearance comes out to Lokonga. He fires one from range and boots the effort high and wide.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:18

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

45 mins: Four minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Arsenal have all the momentum. White plays Tomiyasu into the space on the right side and the right-back swings another decent cross into the box. Smith Rowe arrives to hit a shot on the half volley and connects cleanly but Krafth gets in front of the strike to keep it out.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:17

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

43 mins: Matt Ritchie picks up a yellow card by stopping Saka from running in behind. He knew what he was doing but that’s five yellow cards for Ritchie now and he’ll face a suspension.

Arsenal work the ball over to Smith Rowe who drives into the penalty area and is tackled by Krafth. Arsenal seem a bit more lively since Aubemayang hit the post.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:15

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

41 mins: How has that not gone in?! Brilliant work from Saka who drifts over to the left side of the Newcastle box and gets the ball. He drops his shoulder and runs to the byline before chipping it back to Smith Rowe. He sends a strong header towards goal but Dubravka dives to the left and keeps it out. The rebound comes to Aubameyang who - with an open goal in front of him - somehow pokes the ball onto the post and it bounces clear!

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:13

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

38 mins: The break in play allows Eddie Howe the opportunity to give Joe Willock and Joelinton a few more instructions from the side of the pitch. Krafth is back on his feet and looks alright to play on.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:09

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

36 mins: Saint-Maximin has a nibble of Saka and brings down the Arsenal winger over to the right of Newcastle’s box. Saka and Smith Rowe stand over the dead ball and it’s Saka who swings the free kick into the middle. It’s a high cross that Dubravka comes out to claim. The goalkeeper punches the ball away and clatters Krafth in the process. The Newcastle defender hits the deck and the physios comes on to make sure he’s okay.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:07

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

33 mins: Things are starting to happen now. Shelvey has another shot from range but hits it straight at Ramsdale who gets in behind the low effort.

Arsenal then sweep up the pitch and give the ball to Tomiyasu who’s drifted in from the right. He shoots but pulls the effort wide of the near post.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:04

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

31 mins: Save! Ramsdale rescues Arsenal! The ball comes up to Callum Wilson who holds it up well before knocking the ball round the corner for Ryan Fraser. He flies down the right wing and whips a cross into the box. Thomas Partey gets to it first and clears the ball but it comes out to Jonjo Shelvey who drills one from range. The ball is sneaking just under the crossbar but Ramsdale stretches up and tips the ball onto the crossbar!

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:02

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

29 mins: Arsenal deal with the Newcastle set piece without too much trouble and work the ball nicely out from the back. Newcastle attempt to press high but some fluid movement from the Gunners enables them to push into midfield. Tavares gets forward on the left side. He makes a run down the inside left channel, collects the ball and boots an effort wide of the far post!

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:00

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