Miles Starforth's player ratings: THREE players handed 4s as Newcastle slip to underwhelming defeat at Arsenal

Newcastle United under performed in a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Monday - but did anyone come away with any credit?

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 8:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 9:04 am
Our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the game at the Emirates - scroll down to see how each player performed:
Our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the game at the Emirates - scroll down to see how each player performed:

Our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the game at the Emirates - scroll down to see how each player performed:

Did well to deny Aubameyang in the second half
Had a difficult first half, Arsenal repeatedly attacked down Uniteds right side

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Indecisive at times, and not at his imperious best
Struggled on his return to the starting XI from an injury, should have done better for Arsenals second goal
Put in a solid performance on a difficult night for United
Had a good understanding with Dummett alongside him, and did his best to get forward
Not involved before the break, and didnt fare much better in the second half
Wasnt able to get on the front foot against his former club, replaced with 20 minutes left on the clock
Now just two starts away from triggering a one-year contract extension, wasnt able to unsettle Arsenals midfield
Didnt see enough of the ball in the first half, was seemingly the only player capable of threatening Arsenal
Battled well on his own, too isolated for too much of the game
(for Hayden, 70) Brought on to steady the team
(for Ritchie, 75) Didnt make an impact
(for Perez, 77)