'This is absolutely soul destroying!': Newcastle fans react as Arsenal defeat extends winless run
Despite a positive first half performance, the Magpies were defeated by Unai Emery's Arsenal as goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil handed the Gunners three points.
Ciaran Clark did net a late consolation goal for Newcastle, but it proved too little too late for Rafa Benitez's side.
And supporters have been quick to react to another defeat on social media - with some mixed opinions.
Here's how supporters reacted after the Arsenal game:
@PaulNic_Journo said: "Today's game was a clear example of needing to capitalise when you're on top. Should have been ahead by half-time, and the game spun on a silly foul at start of 2nd. Always chasing the game after that. First half was a plus...second half was one to forget."
"Playing the top teams this early never a good thing. Worked out much better last season. Can’t afford to perform as poorly against middling teams as we have in previous years," added @Bengn87
@PaulThorne4 tweeted: "Not a good result for #nufc today however we have been playing the best teams. Hopefully we can start picking up the points we desperately need."
"Poor second half from #nufc. No fight until 90th minute. Fixture computer gave us a difficult start but team has gone backwards from last season for sure," said @TheNeilFleming
@DHalimi17 posted: "Another tough loss to swallow for #NUFC. Great first half full of urgency, horrible second half. The tough string of matches is almost over though."
@tomabson_98 felt frustrated, adding: "Losing 2-1 to city, Chelsea, Tottenham and arsenal is so frustrating! They’re not bad results at all"
"I haven’t seen a worse team than us this season so far," said @marknicols though, who was less optimistic about the Magpies' chances.
@JaneDowson was also frustrated, tweeting: "Frustrating again. Total game of two halves and another lesson in taking your chances. As much as I adore Rafa I can’t understand keeping Rondon and Shelvey on the bench!"
"Playing Hayden at home. He could of played Ritchie, Ki or even Perez there and started with Muto. Shocking tactics today and I called it before the game too," said @McDougalStephen
And @BenArfaChance said: "Anyone else seriously contemplating taking a break from football? This is absolutely soul destroying this. It's not just the results, it's the performances. Literally abysmal."