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Summary

  1. Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara, Colback, Anita, Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Mitrovic
  2. Subs: Cisse, De Jong, Obertan, Perez, Tiote, Darlow, Taylor
  3. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott
  4. Subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Giroud, Ospina, Chambers, Campbell

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Arsenal move into fifth in the Premier League table but they have played a game more than everyone else bar Newcastle. Follow all the Premier League action here.

That is it from me. Cheerio.

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Manager reaction

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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren on BBC Sport: "I have seen the red card over and over and it clumsy, there was no intent and it wasn't malicious.

"There has hardly been a tackle in the game."

Manager reaction

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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren on BT Sport : "It was a harsh red card. It was more clumsy and he stood on his foot. I just felt early on there were too many yellows and it was a rod for the referee's back.

"Our boys young and innocent, they don't fall down easy, we felt we were a victim to that.

"All we could do is show spirit and fight and there were magnificent. What a crowd as well."

Manager reaction

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on BBC Sport:  "It was not the ideal game for Walcott, he likes space but there was not a lot of space for him.

"The activity will be there in the transfer market, will it be efficient? I can't predict."

Manager reaction

FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on BT Sport: "We were always on top. We were mature and intelligent and the win was important so maybe we were a bit cautious.

"They toughened the game up, they decided from the start to make it very physical but we kept our nerve.

"We are out there and working on it (signings). I am optimistic but it is difficult to predict. We have offensive potential but you always want more and more goalscorers. We have not fired offensively, our finishing has been clinical and have to improve on that."

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Here comes Arsene Wenger...

FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Plenty of possession for Arsenal but it has to be said they didn't look particularly threatening with it.

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Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

 "I think Arsenal are going to struggle this season. Newcastle look more solid, more organised and I think they will get better and better this season."  

FULL-TIME

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Referee Andre Marriner is jeered as he walks off. Aleksandar Mitrovic's sending off ruined the game as a spectacle but I'm still not sure he can have many complaints. Arsenal not convincing but they do enough.

GREAT SAVE!

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

That is Arsenal's problems in a nutshell. Olivier Giroud through on goal but his attempted chip is blocked by goalkeeper Tim Krul. He has to score.

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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Fabricio Coloccini is booked for a tackle on Francis Coquelin. Newcastle's sixth and that seems harsh. Into three minutes of injury time.

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Ozil has really been greatly missed today for arsenal...and I still don't think ramsey is good enough for arsenals' title hopes #bbcfootball

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

"On the balance of play, Arsenal have probably deserved to win. It's three points, and the style of this performance will be forgotten about if Arsenal continue to improve. But do they have the out-and-out cutting edge to challenge for the title?"

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Corner to Arsenal as Alexis Sanchez has a volley deflected wide. Newcastle just can't get the ball.

Their fans sing '1-0 to the referee'.

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Santi Cazorla's free-kick from 35 yards is easy for Tim Krul. But still the Gunners keep possession.

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Arsenal are passing the ball round as time ticks down. They are in complete control.

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

"Arsenal have created nearly 20 chances and only managed to score one - and that was because of a deflection. It has to be a concern."

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Rather than looking like forcing an equaliser, Newcastle are being pushed further and further back - as shown by the average positions below. (Arsenal on the right)

POsitions
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Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Free-kick to Newcastle 50 yards out. Jack Colback takes it quickly to Daryl Janmaat on the right and his dangerous cross is just about headed clear.

Mikel Arteta replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal.

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Newcastle are going to attempt to go for this. Moussa Sissoko is replaced by Papiss Cisse. Can the striker make a difference?

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Aaron Ramsey pulls the ball to Olivier Giroud, who had spun to the penalty spot, but his weak shot is scuffed at goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal continue to control proceedings as they force successive corners. Newcastle clear but it is all one way.

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

"It is difficult with 10 men. If anything, Newcastle have just got to squeeze up a bit and maybe look for a direct or hopeful ball over the top."

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Theo Walcott kept Newcastle on the back foot but you have to wonder what he is doing in training regarding shooting! #bbcfootball

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Newcastle are yet to have a shot of any kind in the second half  and only had one off target in the opening 45 minutes. Less than 20 minutes to produce some magic to force a leveller.

It isn't looking that likely at the moment...

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

A change for Newcastle as Vurnon Anita is replaced by Ayoze Perez in midfield. A more attacking player.

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Theo Walcott's heat map suggests he didn't spend a great deal of time inside Newcastle's penalty area.

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SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Here comes Olivier Giroud. Theo Walcott has struggled to provide the answer to Arsenal's fire-power problems and is replaced by a more conventional striker.

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

They almost find that second breakthrough as Santi Cazorla pops up in a bit of space on the edge of the penalty area but his shot is straight at Tim Krul.

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Attack versus defence as this average position graphic shows. Will Arsenal get a second?

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Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Sr James's Park

"Theo Walcott in my opinion is not a centre forward. He looks uncomfortable."

Theo Walcott
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Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Nacho Monreal bursts down the left and his pull back is just behind Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who stretches and turns the ball behind.

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A quick look at Arsenal's goal as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's strike is deflected into his own net by Fabricio Coloccini.

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GREAT SAVE!

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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Arsenal are looking increasingly dangerous. Aaron Ramsey runs into the left channel and his chipped cross is controlled by Alexis Sanchex and fired goalwards. Tim Krul sticks his arm up and parries the ball away. Good save.

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

"One of the main gripes last season from Newcastle fans was that the players weren't playing for the shirt, but they are certainly putting in a shift here."  

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Newcastle have come back at Arsenal but they have a real task on their hands now if they are to get anything from this.

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

"I think that's an own goal. That was going wide until it hit Coloccini."

GOAL - Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Fabricio Coloccini (own goal)

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Hard on Newcastle. Aaron Ramsey's shot on the edge of the penalty area is parried away by Tim Krul but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hammers in the rebound from the edge and it hits the net viaFabricio Coloccini. It probably wasn't going in so it has be an own goal.

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at St James's Park

"We've had six yellow cards and a red, hardly a bad tackle in the game, and probably the worst tackle was for a penalty that wasn't given!"

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

Newcastle's six cards in this match is the most received by a single team in a Premier League match this season.