Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result and reaction after controversial Anthony Gordon goal

Anthony Gordon’s controversial second-half winner clinched Newcastle a 1-0 win against Arsenal, whose unbeaten Premier League start was halted at St James’ Park.

Gordon’s close-range finish was confirmed as a goal after a triple VAR check and was all that separated the two sides in an attritional encounter of few chances.

The Gunners slipped to their first defeat in 11 league games this season, while victory for Newcastle was affirmation that they can continue to mix it with the big guns.

Arsenal remain third in the table, two points behind new leaders Manchester City, with Newcastle four points adrift in sixth.

Re-live the action from Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal below:

Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

  • FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

  • 64’ GOAL! Gordon bundles in controversial opener after long VAR check (NEW 1-0 ARS)

  • 45+1’ RED?! Guimaraes lucky to escape leaving elbow on Jorginho (NEW 0-0 ARS)

  • 35’ RED?! Havertz escapes red card after flying challenge on Longstaff (NEW 0-0 ARS)

  • Martin Odegaard not fit enough to make Arsenal squad

Newcastle United FC 1 - 0 Arsenal FC

FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:52 , Jamie Braidwood

The Arteta Invincibles are no more. Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign came to an abrupt end in the Newcastle rain. Mikel Arteta will not emulate Arsene Wenger this season – admittedly few thought he ever would – but he can rue a missed opportunity to leapfrog Tottenham and to establish a gaping lead over Newcastle in the quest for a top-four finish.

It has become a wretched week for Arsenal, with a Carabao Cup exit at West Ham followed by a dent in their title challenge, and a wonderful one for Newcastle. After a weakened team won at Old Trafford, they added to the evidence that they are becoming a formidable force on home soil with a display of forceful commitment. Anthony Gordon has come to epitomise them: brimming with verve, no respecter of reputations, he delivered the winner.

By Richard Jolly at St James’ Park

Arsenal lose unbeaten start as Newcastle keep heads in heated clash

Good evening!

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Newcastle United vs Arsenal in the Premier League.

Newcastle and Arsenal both finished in the top four last season after playing out a couple of tense clashes during the campaign. Eddie Howe’s side held the Gunners to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates in January as Mikel Arteta fumed over time-wasting tactics, before Arsenal flipped the script with a 2-0 win at St James’ Park in May.

Arsenal travel to the north east looking to go above rivals Tottenham in the Premier League table, as Arteta’s side aim to bounce back from Wednesday night’s defeat to West Ham in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Newcastle are riding high off of their 3-0 win at Old Trafford in the same competition, and will look to close the gap to the top four after a mixed start to the campaign. The Magpies also face the balancing act of playing Arsenal before travelling to Borussia Dortmund in a key Champions League clash on Tuesday evening.

We’ll bring you the latest team news and updates ahead of the 5:30pm kick-off at St James’ Park.

Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:01 , Jamie Braidwood

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Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Early team news

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made six changes for his side’s Carabao Cup 3-0 defeat at West Ham, but is likely to reverse most of those against Newcastle.

Thomas Partey will be out for weeks with an injury, while Gabriel Jesus is pushing for an inclusion, although Saturday could be too soon for his full return.

Alexander Isak is out for Newcastle until after the upcoming international break, with Sven Botman also still being assessed.

Predicted line ups:

Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli

Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta took the blame for Arsenal’s painful 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat at West Ham and said will look to bounce back against Newcastle today.

Arteta made six changes to his line-up for the fourth-round clash, starting with Declan Rice on the bench on his Hammers homecoming.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Gunners boss Arteta. “I’m responsible for that, we’re out of the cup, we wanted to play a very different game and compete.

“The game took a direction because of the first goal but we have to see much more from the team and earn the right to win.

“I’m disappointed with myself. We wanted to play in a different way and we weren’t able to do that. Every time we lose the pain is there.

“We have to use this pain and this defeat to prepare the best way for Newcastle on Saturday.”

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Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe praised a “brilliant team effort” following their midweek win against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

With injuries to several players, Howe made eight changes for the game which saw the Magpies progress to the quarter-finals of the competition with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Among the changes was Joe Willock, who returned to the squad and scored a goal, while Emil Krafth started his first game after a 14-month lay-off with injury.

“It was great to give everyone an opportunity and I think they responded magnificently,” Howe said. “It was a brilliant team effort, I thought the spirit, determination and collective mindset was of the highest level.

“Some players who haven’t played for a long time gave some huge performances, I’m thinking Emil Krafth 14 months out with a long-term injury, what a return and also playing at centre-back.

“Joe Willock’s first start in a long time and he topped it with a goal, so really good stories.

“We’re in a good place mentally after that win, I think the whole squad will be lifted by that performance.

“I think, yes, we’re going to miss the players who are out injured, there’s no denying that. A lot of those players are in attacking positions so that leaves us slightly short in those areas.

“But certainly defensively with those players who came in, it was great to see the team not affected by the changes, it was a Newcastle performance which is what we asked for before the game.”

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Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Eddie Howe on facing Arsenal: “I think Arsenal last year speaks for itself in what they achieved, they were so close to winning the league and then in the summer they recruited really well.

“The obvious player who’s such an impressive player and individual is Declan Rice, when you add him to their midfield he’s got unique qualities so I think they’ve moved on from last year and I think they’ve mentally moved on from what happened.

“They’ve performed very well, they’re unbeaten. It’s a big test of our credentials and we’re looking forward to the game, but Mikel’s done a brilliant job there.”

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Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:24 , Jamie Braidwood

There are some reports that Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is not in the travelling squad - with Mikel Arteta expected to make three changes to his team.

We’re just a few minutes away from team news dropping from St James’ Park. Any more surprises in store from Arteta and Howe?

Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Confirmed line ups

Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Jorginho, Rice, Havertz, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli

Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:36 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal say Martin Odegaard is not fit enough to make tonight’s squad.

Did the captain need to come on when the Gunners were 3-0 down against West Ham in midweek?

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Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal face an ‘unprecedented’ Premier League title race

Saturday 4 November 2023 16:49 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta insists there is no point comparing the modern Premier League to past seasons as the Arsenal boss claims the quality at the top is “unprecedented”.

Just four points separate the current top five, with former Arsenal head coach Unai Emery’s Aston Villa continuing to keep pace with more established sides such as Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester City. Newcastle sit sixth, but have not lost in the league since September 2 as the pool of teams competing for the major honours continues to grow.

“What has happened in the last five years is unprecedented,” Arteta said. “It never happened with the amount of points and level of the teams. Now it’s the amount of teams with that level that is increasing and increasing.

“That’s why comparing to the past in this league is a waste of time. It’s very different to what it used to be, and that puts the demands of what we do every single day in a different scope.”

Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal face an ‘unprecedented’ Premier League title race

Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:01 , Jamie Braidwood

The Football Association is investigating whether Sandro Tonali breached betting rules after he joined Newcastle United. The 23-year-old Italy midfielder, who moved to the Magpies from AC Milan for £55m over the summer, has been suspended for 10 months by the Italian Football Federation.

Tonali was alleged to have placed bets on games involving former clubs Brescia and Milan during his spells with them.

The ban was subsequently ratified by Fifa after Tonali agreed a plea bargain as part of an investigation into illegal betting activity.

It is understood the FA is now investigating whether he was involved in gambling on football following his move to England.

Tonali facing new investigation over betting offences after Newcastle transfer

Mikel Arteta praises Ben White ahead of 100th Arsenal appearance

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta hinted defender Ben White could be the next of his key players to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.

White will make his 100th appearance for Arsenal against Newcastle having joined from Brighton in 2021 and Arteta is pleased with how the 26-year-old has developed under his tenure.

“We are always trying to keep the squad in a healthy position in any way, and the club and Edu especially are working on that,” he replied when asked about a potential new contract for White.

“I think he’s progressed in the right way in the last few years. He had a little bit of a difficult start, which is normal because it was a big jump with different expectations.

“He started to play as well in certain different positions, but I think he’s shown a lot of determination and courage to overcome that.

“I think he has a big personality, I think he copes with pressure really well, he has a lot of quality, he gives us different positions and he’s been a key player for us.

“He’s a really good character in his own way and the way he is, the way he presents himself, but he loves football. The way he trains every day, the way he applies himself is top and we need players like him.”

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Newcastle vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Here we go! This should be a cracker. Stay with us for all the updates as Arsenal put their unbeaten record on the line against Newcastle, who have ground to make up on the top four.

Newcastle vs Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:30 , Jamie Braidwood

As this is Newcastle’s last home match before Remembrance Day, there will be a moment for those at St James’ Park to pay their respects.

KICK-OFF! Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:31 , Jamie Braidwood

Underway at St James’ Park - the hosts will be up for this.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:34 , Jamie Braidwood

2 mins: Newcastle thrashed PSG at St James’ Park earlier this season thanks to their press and Anthony Gordon attempts to recreate that atmosphere as he closes down Saliba in the opening moments.

The centre-back stays cool, though, as Arsenal play out.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:38 , Jamie Braidwood

5 mins: Longstaff whips in a testing cross that Raya elects to punch clear - the hosts have made the brighter start but Arsenal can slow it down as Nketiah draws a foul in the Newcastle half.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:40 , Jamie Braidwood

8 mins: Saliba and Joelinton crash into each other challenging for a high ball - and it’s the Newcastle man who comes off worse. The Brazilian requires some treatment but looks like he will be able to continue.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:43 , Jamie Braidwood

10 mins: The Newcastle fans are furious as Joelinton is not allowed to come back onto the pitch until around 45 seconds after play resumes. Arsenal have walked into what looks to be a difficult atmosphere and this will be another test of Arteta’s title challengers.

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Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:46 , Jamie Braidwood

13 mins: This is a big night for a couple of players in Arsenal’s side - namely Jorginho and Kai Havertz after poor performances in the defeat at West Ham. Arteta will need his midfield to control the game, especially with Odegaard absent.

There are some signs of life from Arsenal but Newcastle are able to clear following a short corner from the right.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:49 , Jamie Braidwood

16 mins: Ok, here we go.

‘Time-wasting’ tactics have not been uncommon in games between these teams in recent meetings. Newcastle did it to Arsenal and the Emirates and then Arteta’s side did it at St James’ Park last May.

Raya has just been told to hurry up on a goalkick, no less than 16 minutes into the game...

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:51 , Jamie Braidwood

19 mins: Suddenly it’s end-to-end!

Newcastle come forward through Almiron after Nketiah loses it - but Wilson’s return pass it far too hard and Arsenal win it back.

Rice leads the counter with his galloping strides - but then his pass to Nketiah is overhit. Saka then turns down the chance to shoot.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:53 , Jamie Braidwood

22 mins: Saliba’s deflected shot goes out for a corner and from it, Jorginho volleys over - and I mean over.

Arsenal are enjoying a good spell here.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:57 , Jamie Braidwood

25 mins: Rice is chopped down by Almiron - and there is already a lot of attention on the touchline as Arteta and Howe’s assistant Jason Tindall become reacquaint.

Gabriel does well to guide Wilson’s run out of play - the striker has big boots to fill after Isak’s recent run in the team.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 17:59 , Jamie Braidwood

27 mins: The game is yet to spark into life: Arsenal are still trying to figure this out as they adjust to the Jorginho-Tomiyasu pivot.

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Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:01 , Jamie Braidwood

29 mins: CHANCE! Guimaraes picks out Burn at the back post and the giant full-back beats Tomiyasu to nod a header across goal. It breaks to Wilson, but he is unable to hook the finish on target from inside the six-yard box! The flag goes up but on second look, that may have been alright. A chance for Newcastle goes begging.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:03 , Jamie Braidwood

32 mins: On paper, Burn against Saka is a complete mismatch. Saka spins away and is taken down by Burn, but the left back escapes a booking.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:07 , Jamie Braidwood

35 mins: Newcastle are struggling to offer too much here, as Schar lines up an ambitious shot from the edge of the box. As it’s blocked, Rice goes down with some sort of problem with his boot...

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:08 , Jamie Braidwood

36 mins: It’s all kicking off now!

Havertz dives in for a crazy challenge on the touchline - flying into Longstaff and catching his foot. The German had both feet off the ground there but was directed away from Longstaff, diving ahead of the Newcastle player.

The Newcastle players surround Havertz and are not happy...

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Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:10 , Jamie Braidwood

38 mins: Havertz escapes a red!

And in response, Newcastle find themselves with three yellow cards as a result of their protests!

Gordon, Longstaff and Schar are all booked for complaining to the referee!

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:12 , Jamie Braidwood

40 mins: Well, there was always going to be a high chance that a Saturday night meeting between these two teams would get lively...

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:13 , Jamie Braidwood

41 mins: CHANCE! Biggest opportunity yet for Newcastle. Tripper picks out a cross to the back post and it breaks to Gordon, who is all by himself.

But the forward’s touch is poor and the chance runs away from him, as Raya collects comfortably. Has to do better.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:16 , Jamie Braidwood

45 mins: Newcastle have been the better team since Havertz’s challenge and Joelinton drags a shot wide, as it’s confirmed that we will have four added minutes.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:18 , Jamie Braidwood

45+1 mins: Oooh. Guimaraes has been spotted leaving an arm in on Jorginho off the ball, catching the Italian on the head. VAR looked at it, but have decided not to take action.

“He’s a lucky boy,” says Gary Neville on the Sky commentary.

Martinelli, who has been quiet, goes on a run and gets to the edge of the box before firing a shot straight at Pope.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:20 , Jamie Braidwood

45+3 mins: Wow, this is really boiling over now. Guimaraes boots a ball at Havertz after a free-kick, before pushing Rice!

“His heads gone!”

HALF TIME! Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Everyone, get back inside and calm down please.

HALF TIME! Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:26 , Jamie Braidwood

No goals but it’s kicked off big time.

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HALF TIME! Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Will we see a football match break out among the aggro in the second half? There’s been very little of it so far - both Newcastle and Arsenal have been poor for two Champions League sides.

Dan Burn’s night is over after taking a heavy fall in the first half. Tino Livramento will replace him at left back after an impressive display at Old Trafford in midweek.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:38 , Jamie Braidwood

Back underway for the second half of the battle of St James’ Park.

Livramento has come over to right back with Trippier swapping sides and going to left back, where he will face England teammate Saka.

And Livramento is quickly called into action as Martinelli looks to drive into the box. The full-back stands his ground well before winning his challenge.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:43 , Jamie Braidwood

49 mins: Kai Havertz. What are you doing.

The German slides into a 50-50 challenge in midfield and is very lucky, again, that he is not shown a second yellow card after catching Wilson.

Havertz is currently offering Arsenal nothing apart from the risk of a red card.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:45 , Jamie Braidwood

52 mins: Guimaraes has certainly settled down more than Havertz. The Brazilian picks out a great pass through to Gordon, who then wastes the opportunity by cutting inside and away from goal. Decent defending from White and Arsenal, though.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:47 , Jamie Braidwood

54 mins: And again! Great break from Newcastle and Almiron - who then releases Gordon on the left! This time he gets his touch right, but Gordon delays and White is able to get back and make the sliding challenge just as he looked to shoot on his left foot.

Gordon looks good at times but he is still short of a finishing product and killer instinct.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:50 , Jamie Braidwood

56 mins: Chaos, more chaos. There are bodies lying all over the place but the main incident is between Gabriel and Wilson, as the Arsenal defender goes down after Wilson catches him with a swinging arm. It looked accidental.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:53 , Jamie Braidwood

60 mins: The football, the actual football, between these teams has been so poor throughout, as White’s cross floats all the way through and out for a goalkick.

Moments before Guimaraes barged into Jorginho just as the Arsenal player released the ball - the Newcastle midfielder is playing right on the edge.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:54 , Jamie Braidwood

61 mins: Chance! Much better from Arsenal as they cut through Newcastle and play in Martinelli on the left. He dinks it back and although Trippier heads away, Rice gets the chance from 12 yards. He has to take it with his head, though, and Rice places it wide.

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:55 , Jamie Braidwood

62 mins: Double change for Newcastle - which has to be with Dortmund in mind on Tuesday.

Joe Willock and Jacob Murphy are on for Wilson and Almiron - Gordon is going to up front while Joelinton is going on the left.

GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal (GORDON 64’)

Saturday 4 November 2023 18:56 , Jamie Braidwood

INSTANT IMPACT AFTER HOWE’S CHANGES!

Arsenal are all over the place and Newcastle take the lead, as Gordon bundles in!

But this is going to be so controversial either way...

After Murphy’s cross goes through, Willock keeps the play alive - but did he keep it in play?!

It’s close - but from the cross back into the middle, Joelinton jumps with Gabriel, and from it, it breaks to Gordon to tap in.

Arsenal want a foul on Gabriel... and they say the ball went out on the far side.

Gordon is also being checked for offside. It’s a total mess this... and it’s all being checked....

GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal (GORDON 64’)

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:00 , Jamie Braidwood

GOAL GIVEN!

After a long check, VAR rules:

1) the ball stayed in

2) Joelinton didn’t foul Gabriel

3) Gordon was onside

Arsenal fans will disagree on at least one of them, but Newcastle lead!

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Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:04 , Jamie Braidwood

71 mins: Gordon had been up front for a matter of moments before turning up in the right place at the right time. Big goal.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:06 , Jamie Braidwood

73 mins: Time for Arsenal’s first change and it is at... full-back.

Zinchenko replaces White with Tomiyasu swapping sides.

Arsenal have barely created a chance the entire match.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:09 , Jamie Braidwood

76 mins: Martinelli swings in a cross from the left but Trippier, who was under pressure from Nketiah and Saka, expertly ducks under the ball to win the goalkick.

Leandro Trossard is preparing to come on next.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:11 , Jamie Braidwood

78 mins: Oh my goodness... well it was a surprise that Jacob Murphy was already back on the pitch after just returning from a shoulder injury... and it looks like that shoulder has just popped out of place again.

Murphy’s game is over as he makes his way off the pitch in some pain. Horrible.

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Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:13 , Jamie Braidwood

80 mins: Nice play between Havertz and Martinelli and it gives the German a chance to fire a cross into the box - but Schar reads it well and clears.

Newcastle then hack the corner away. It’s all Arsenal now.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:15 , Jamie Braidwood

82 mins: Arsenal and Tottenham came into the weekend with the only two unbeaten records left in the Premier League. Arsenal’s is under serious threat heading into the final period of the match.

There will be a lot of added time, you would think.

Martinelli is growing into this and all of Arsenal’s threat is now coming down his side.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:19 , Jamie Braidwood

86 mins: The Arsenal threat is growing but you also sense that Newcastle are built to see out such situations. Trossard lines up a strike from the edge of the box but there are several black and white shirts throwing themselves at the shot and they manage to block.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:21 , Jamie Braidwood

88 mins: How on earth is Bruno Guimaraes still on the pitch? That’s the question Arsenal fans will be asking. The Newcastle midfielder catches Fabio Vieira around the neck with a stray hand - and he finally goes into the book.

Arsenal will be saying that should have been a second yellow.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:23 , Jamie Braidwood

90 mins: There will be EIGHT minutes added on.

It comes as Livramento, who has been excellent against Martinelli, slides in and catches the Brazil winger. So he becomes the latest yellow card.

Chance for Arsenal to swing it in, too.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:25 , Jamie Braidwood

90+2 mins: Newcastle clear and there is further frustration for Arsenal as Vieira gives away a foul throw...

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:28 , Jamie Braidwood

90+5 mins: You know somethings not quite right with Arsenal when Saka is giving away a five-yard pass.

Pope has not had a shot to save this half.

That said, Martinelli and Zinchenko combine well and Lascalles has to make an excellent clearance from his six-yard line.

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:30 , Jamie Braidwood

90+7 mins: Trossard with a late corner... into the first defender!

Newcastle almost there.

FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:31 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal’s unbeaten start is over!

Newcastle edge an almighty scrap to earn a big three points in the Premier League! The manner of Anthony Gordon’s winning goal was controversial but Newcastle’s fight here was never in doubt - they battled and dug in to get that over the line.

Arsenal will be furious. Arteta’s side were well below their best, but they will point to the goal and ask why Bruno Guimaraes was not sent off for an elbow on Jorginho.

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FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:36 , Jamie Braidwood

The game is over and now the debates begin. Did the ball stay in play?

FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 19:56 , Jamie Braidwood

Newcastle match-winner Anthony Gordon, speaking to Sky Sports: “I don’t know how many checks there were [on the goal] but I was just hoping it was alright. It was amazing to score, what a game.

“It shows our togetherness, we’re a real team and we show that in every game. We’ve had some really good results this year - but we’ve just shown our togetherness. It all comes down to the gaffer, how he drills us in training. It doesn’t matter who plays we all know our jobs and what we have to do.”

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FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 20:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta is not happy:

“We have to talk about the result, we have to talk about how the hell this goal stands, I feel embarrassed. I have to be the one here to talk. It is an absolute disgrace this goal is allowed. For more than one reason, it should not be a goal. I have been more than 20 years in this country and it is nowhere near the level of the best league of the world.”

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FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 20:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta said it was a “disgrace” that Anthony Gordon’s controversial goal in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Arsenal was allowed to stand, as the Gunners saw their unbeaten start to the season come to a halt at St James’ Park.

Gordon’s goal survived a lengthy VAR check that considered three decisions. The main point of contention was whether the ball went out of play on the far side of the pitch, prior to Joe Willock putting the cross into the box. VAR also checked if Joelinton had fouled Arsenal defender Gabriel, as well as whether Gordon was offside. It took over four minutes for the VAR to decide that the goal could be given.

Afterwards, Arteta said it was “embarrassing” that the goal was allowed to stand. Given the camera angles available to the VAR at Stockley Park, the Premier League has explained that the VAR did not have evidence to overturn the decision.

“Embarrassing what happened - how this goal stands, in the Premier League - this league we say is the best in the world,” Arteta told the BBC after the defeat, although the Arsenal manager also used the same terms to describe his anger in his press conference and with Sky Sports.

Mikel Arteta blasts VAR ‘disgrace’ after controversial Anthony Gordon goal

FULL TIME! Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Saturday 4 November 2023 20:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya, speaking to Sky Sports: “We are all frustrated. My point of view is I saw the ball going out of play. I think it is a foul on Gabriel, he [Joelinton] pushes him on the back and the decision was it wasn’t a foul. I don’t think it was supposed to go that way. And in my opinion it was offside. We are very, very disappointed.

“We competed very well today away from home. A very tough place to come. The way we played deserved a bit more than a loss. A draw would have been more fair, it was very even. Everyone in the dressing room is very frustrated and obviously angry.”

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