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.
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, 17:57

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.

How the Gunners line up...

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Kick-off is imminent

First shot of the game for Newcastle

A corner straight off the training ground. Lazaro finds Longstaff on the edge of the box and his shot is deflected by Caballos before being pushed behind by Leno. 

Longstaff free-kick wasted

So far, so far for Newcastle

Arsenal beginning to build some momentum

36 minutes in and it's the first time Arsenal have really tested the Newcastle defence. Good interchange of passes on the edge of the box but Nketiah's shot is saved by Dubravka. 

Aubameyang then shoots from distance it's deflected behind off Clark. 

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