But before that defeat Arsenal had been on a good run, and they still sit fifth in the table and only three points off the top four. With trips to Man United and Everton to follow in the next week, they will be keen to pick up the three points.
They welcome a Newcastle side to the Emirates that will have new manager Eddie Howe on the touchline for the first time since he took over.
Howe was forced to miss the 3-3 draw against Brentford last weekend after a positive Covid-19 test, but he will be back with his side for the trip to North London.
How can I watch Arsenal vs Newcastle on TV in UK today?
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 11:30am GMT ahead of kick-off an hour later.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the website or BT Sport App.
LIVE coverage: You will also be able to follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.