FULL-TIME | Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal
All pretty comfortable in the end.
90 mins: Red card!
This is just frustration from Fabian Schar, who puts in a rash tackle on Gabriel Martinelli from behind. Arsenal are absolutely furious – it was a needless challenge at this stage of the game and Martinelli is still down.
GOAL! | Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 66’
Odegaard feeds Martinelli and the young Brazilian crashes a terrific ball across the face of goal. Credit Aubameyang, too, for an excellent acrobatic finish from close range.
GOAL! | Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal | Mohamed Elneny 5’
Hector Bellerin breaks down the right and picks out Aubameyang with a nice pull-back but his skipper makes a complete hash of it, shaking back towards the edge of the box.
No matter, Elneny arrives and cracks one towards the bottom corner. Dubravka gets a hand on it but can’t keep it out.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Highlight
Arsenal face a trip north to St James’ Park as they visit a Newcastle side who have all-but secured their Premier League survival with a recent upturn in form.
The Gunners are in the middle of a Europa League semi-final against Villarreal, having gotten away with a 2-1 defeat despite a dismal showing in Spain on Thursday, with the second leg to come at the Emirates this week.
While that looming fixture is the prioirity, Mikel Arteta’s side are in need of a result on the home front, too, with their only league win in their last five games coming against now-relegated Sheffield United.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Line-up
Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Wilson.
Subs: Matthew Longstaff, Schar, Joelinton, Gayle, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Gillespie, Anderson.
Arsenal XI: Ryan, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Xhaka, Elneny, Ceballos, Willian, Odegaard, Martinelli, Aubameyang.
Subs: Leno, Saka, Cedric, Thomas, Pepe, Chambers, Pablo Mari, Nketiah.