Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle United RECAP: Steve Bruce on second-half 'mistakes' plus more reaction and analysis

Newcastle United face Arsenal at the Emirates this afternoon hoping to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches.

Sunday, 16th February 2020, 7:50 pm
Newcastle United take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in this afternoon's Premier League game.

Steve Bruce’s side faced the Gunners on the opening day of the Premier League season, where a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal proved the difference.

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Plenty has changed since then, none more so than the man in the Arsenal dugout and former United managerial target Mikel Arteta.

Miles Starforth and Jordan Cronin are in North London to provide you with live action, reaction and analysis:

Coverage from the Emirates is in association with Grand Central.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United RECAP

Last updated: Sunday, 16 February, 2020, 16:45

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Caballos (Torreira 82), Ozil (Willock 90), Aubameyang, Pepe, Mustafi, Luiz, Nketiah (Lacazette 85), Xkaka, Saka. Subs: Sokratis,, Martinez, Kolasinac, Martinelli.

Goals: Aubameyang 54, Pepe 57, Ozil 90, Lacazette 90+

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Clark (Schar 83), Lascelles, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin, Fernandez (Hayden 73), Lazaro (Ritchie 73), Almiron, Rose, S.Longstaff, Bentaleb. Subs: Lejeune, Darlow, Atsu, M.Longstaff.

Welcome to our matchday blog as Newcastle United take on Arsenal at 4:30pm today.

Can Newcastle grab a surprise win? Our writers Miles Starforth and Jordan Cronin are in position at the Emirates - providing you with live action, reaction and analysis. 

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It could have been Mikel Arteta in charge of Newcastle...

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What a cover photo, indeed!

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Mikel Arteta praises Steve Bruce

Allan Saint-Maximin singled out as a threat

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