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By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    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.

    Table
  2. Manager reaction

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    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."

  3. Manager reaction

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    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."

  4. Manager reaction

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    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."

  5. 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."

  6. Post update

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Here comes Arsene Wenger...

  7. Post update

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

    Possession
  8. Post update

    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."  

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Fabricio Coloccini

    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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  13. Post update

    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?"

  14. Post update

    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'.

  15. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

  16. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Newcastle fans

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

  17. Post update

    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."

  18. Post update

    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
  19. Post update

    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.

  20. 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?

  21. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Olivier Giroud shot

    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.

  22. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

  23. Post update

    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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  25. Post update

    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...

  26. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

  27. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

    Wa;cotrt
  28. 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.

  29. Post update

    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.

  30. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

    POsition
  31. Post update

    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
  32. Post update

    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.

  33. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

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

    gOAL
  34. GREAT SAVE!

    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Steve McClaren

    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.

  35. Post update

    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."  

  36. Post update

    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.

  37. Post update

    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."

  38. GOAL - Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Fabricio Coloccini (own goal)

    Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

    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.

  39. Post update

    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!"

  40. Post update

    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.

  41. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Vurnon Anita yellow card

    Newcastle's fourth booking as Vurnon Anita trips Alexis Sanchez. Huge jeers again but, again, the right decision.

    Arsenal get their first booking as Santi Cazorla is booked for a foul on Georginio Wijnaldum. The latter is then booked himself for dissent. More cards than Christmas.

  42. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Petr Cech

    A positive start from Newcastle as Moussa Sissoko races forward onto Georginio Wijnaldum's chipped pass. He doesn't get there ahead of Petr Cech but it shows the hosts aren't just going to defend despite their numerical disadvantage.

  43. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Game back on. Can Newcastle hold out? Or even nick a winner?

  44. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal's best chance of the game shown below. An 18-man passing move ended with Alexis Sanchez's shot saved by Tim Krul, with Theo Walcott prodding over from very, very close. He had to score.

    Walcott
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  46. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Still not convinced you need a striker Arsene Wenger?

    Including blocked, Arsenal have had 71 shots so far this season though they've scored just twice, including one own goal.  

    Still time...

    Theo Walcott
  47. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    A lot of Newcastle defending going on in that first half as shown by the heat map below (Arsenal's map is on the right.)

    The Magpies have not had a shot on target since the first half of their match against Swansea - a run of 209 minutes.

    Heat map
  48. Post update

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

    "People are saying on social media that the red card was a leg-breaking tackle. Never in a million years! Broken toenail maybe."

  49. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Steve McClaren points

    Arsenal have had loads of the ball as they trudge off at the break but are yet to find the breakthrough.

    Newcastle fans let referee Andre Marriner know what they think of him with a lot of jeers but, apart from missing a blatant Arsenal penalty, he doesn't look to have got much wrong.

  50. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal are patiently passing the ball around on the edge of Newcastle's penalty area but they are crowded out - again. The Gunners just can't find that killer touch. Huge credit to Newcastle's defensive effort.

    Two minutes of injury time.

  51. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Some nice jinking skill from Florian Thauvin inside Arsenal's penalty area but he is eventually crowded out. Seconds later fellow new boy Chancel Mbembe shows great desire to maraud past a couple of challenges as he surges into Arsenal's half. Nothing to show for it but great attitude from the Magpies and the home fans are loving it.

  52. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Better from Arsenal as Nacho Monreal's pass finds Hector Bellerin unmarked on the right. A beautiful low cross is directed to the front post but Theo Walcott is just beaten to the ball.

  53. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain advances down the right, the ball finds the unmarked Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the penalty area but his shot is blocked.

    The Gunners are finding it difficult to break down the Magpies.

  54. Post update

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at St James's Park

    "Arsenal haven't looked as threatening against 10 men as they did against 11. Arsene Wenger's body language isn't brimming with optimism."

  55. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    It seems former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand thinks Aleksandar Mitrovic is unlucky...

  56. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott reacts

    Not Theo Walcott's proudest moment.

    He has to score as Tim Krul parries Alexis Sanchez's low shot into his path just yards from goal. But, with the keeper grounded, Walcott somehow manages to lift the ball wide and over.

    If he wants to be a striker, he has to score them.

  57. Post update

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

    "Attacking opportunities are going to be limited for Newcastle, so they have to make the most of every one. But this is a different Newcastle from last season - they are immaculately well-drilled."

  58. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Newcastle are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment as Arsenal dominate possession...

    Having said that, they are still trying to push forward when they can but they need to be very careful not to be caught on the break.

    Possession
  59. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Newcastle have been shown nine red cards since the start of last season, more than any other Premier League side - it could be 10 soon, the way this is going.

    Ironic cheers as Newcastle are awarded a foul.

  60. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Florian Thauvin

    Another yellow for Newcastle as Florian Thauvin downs Francis Coquelin. The home fans are furious but I've no idea why. He slides in and takes the midfielder out.

  61. Post update

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at St James's Park

    "Red card aside, it's been a good start by Newcastle. There are many positives for Steve McClaren."

  62. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    A moment of calm at last. Newcastle need to regroup. They have had two booked, one sent off and got away with what looked like a blatant penalty. 

    This could be a long 65 minutes for the hosts...

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  64. Post update

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

    "I think the referee is in danger of losing control of this game. Not every foul has to be a yellow card."

  65. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    A quick look at the average positions of both teams shows how dominant Arsenal have been early on. Trouble for 10-man Newcastle.

    Positions
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  67. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    This is kicking off. Chancel Mbembe is the next Newcastle man to be shown yellow as he takes out the marauding Alexis Sanchez. The hosts need to calm down here.

  68. Post update

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

    Aleksander Mitrovic leaves the pitch

     "That is not a red card offence. He mistimes it, it's possibly a yellow card, but it's not particularly violent. Andre Marriner has had three big decisions to make so far and he's got all of them wrong."  

    Mitrovic
  69. RED CARD FOR NEWCASTLE

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Mitrovic red card

    Newcastle's summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic is off. The Serbian stamps down on Francis Coquelin as he stretches for the ball and horribly mistimes it.

    He feels hard done by as he walks off but you can see why he had to go. Two yellows and a red in four matches for him.

  70. Get Involved

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    Mathew Penistone : How can anyone deny that was a pen. As clean cut as you like. Ball under control, going to get it. Takes out the man.

  71. Post update

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

    "I think Bellerin gets trodden on. It doesn't have to be intentional. By the letter of the law, that should have been a penalty."

  72. PENALTY APPEAL

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Penalty shout for the Gunners - who are well on top. Hector Bellerin latches onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's pass and goes down in the penalty area with Florian Thauvin behind him.

    The Frenchman stands on his heel and has got away with that. That is a penalty and Arsene Wenger is not happy.

  73. Post update

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at St James's Park

     "This is the first time in two years that Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have started an Arsenal game alongside each other."  

  74. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    First real chance of the game as Theo Walcott latches onto a nice volleyed pass from Hector Bellerin. He attempts to slide the ball under goalkeeper Tim Krul, whose body just about stops it.

    Theo Walcott
  75. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Here come Newcastle. Florian Thauvin gets in down the right but his cross is deflected into the hands of goalkeeper Petr Cech. There was little in the penalty area for him to aim for anyway.

  76. Post update

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James's Park

     "Arsenal's biggest problem has been converting chances. If only they could finish as well as Mo Farah did!"  

    Farah has just won gold in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championship.

  77. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    There is some noise around St James' at the moment. Every Newcastle tackle is met with a huge roar - but it is Arsenal looking the brighter early on.

  78. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Sissoko gets a yellow card

    Moussa Sissoko is booked for a naughty little stamp-like tackle on Nacho Monreal. Welcome back Moussa...

  79. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    A lightning break from Arsenal as Alexis Sanchez sets Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain racing down the right. He tries a one-two with Aaron Ramsey inside the penalty area but the latter's touch is too heavy and chance gone. There is some pace in the Gunners side today.

  80. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    BBC Radio 5 Live

  81. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Game on. St James' Park is bouncing, can the Gunners shut them up?

  82. Post update

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    You can listen to live BBC Radio 5 live commentary on the radio and online on this page.

  83. Time to break the hoodoo?

    Newcastle v Arsenal

    Probably best to look away now for a second or two Newcastle fans...

    The Magpies have not beaten Arsenal at home in any competition since December 2005. Alan Shearer started for them that day.

    Oh, for an Alan Shearer today.  

  84. Post update

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Here we go. The teams are emerging into the arena and the Newcastle fans are making a heck of noise. Do I sense some positivity?

    Just six home wins from 30 Premier League matches so far this campaign. Will seven be lucky for the Magpies?

  85. Post update

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

  86. Post update

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

  87. Get Involved

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    Michael McCarthy : Newcastle's defensive success in Old Trafford and Arsenal's inability to score means Wenger prob wont ignite his season today! 

    Mike Hall: The Arsenal front three is the fastest I have ever seen in Premier League history. Newcastle to park the bus + throw away keys. 

    Peter Vaz : Big shame that ozil is out, hope it's nothing serious! Thought he was really starting to stamp his authority on games.

  88. Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain start

    Newcastle v Arsenal

    This is the first time Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott have started a Premier League game together since 17 August 2013. Will it be an answer to the Gunners' problems in front of goal?  

    Walcott has scored four Premier League goals against Newcastle - only against West Ham has he scored more.  

    Olivier Giroud graphic
  89. Lack of goals

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Do Arsenal need a striker before the close of the transfer window? The following stats suggest so.

    • They have failed to score in five of their last nine league games.
    • Their tally of 40 shots this season (excluding blocked efforts) is the joint highest in the division - but their return of two goals is the joint lowest.

    Time to spend Mr Wenger?

  90. Things can only get better

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Premier League

    If Arsenal fans think they have got problems, spare a thought for Newcastle...

    The Magpies are winless this season and, anything but a victory, means four Premier League matches without a win for the second consecutive season.

    The hosts have won one of their last seven top-flight home games and, despite a more positive vibe around the place, they need a win and quick.

    Feeling happier this campaign Newcastle fans? Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball.

  91. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Peter Vaz: That has to be the quickest front three in all of football! Alexis, Walcott AND Oxlade!!! 

    Ryan McConville: Can Mitrovic be the heir to the Newcastle no. 9 jersey? 

    Seany Ekon: Alas Walcott & Chamberlain both start! Ramsey to score today-A must win. No rashness from Gabriel. Giroud a good sub to have!

  92. Dressed to impress

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Florian Thauvin

    Talk about making an effort!

    Newcastle's summer signing Florian Thauvin pitched up to St James' Park this morning sporting a tux. He makes his first Premier League start today.

    The smart look is all the rage, with fellow new boy Chancel Mbembe following suit - literally.

    Good work.

  93. Manager view

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on BT Sport on his team selection: "A slight injury for Mesut Ozil. Walcott and Giroud have different qualities. Two great strikers and let's hope it is the right decision.

    "Let's keep creating the chances."

  94. Do the Gunners have enough?

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Premier League

    It hasn't been a great start to the season for the Gunners.

    Boss Arsene Wenger says his team have been "very average" this season after collecting four points from three Premier League games.  

    He remains adamant his side have the players already at the club to challenge for the title though.

    What do you reckon Gunners fans? Or is he bluffing? Let us know via #bbcfootball.

  95. Post update

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

  96. The MOTD commentator's view

    Steve Bower

    BBC football commentator

    "Arsene Wenger has described Arsenal's start as "very average" and, having watched Newcastle show renewed defensive spirit at Old Trafford, they will have to rise above that standard to get a result at St James' Park. 

    "Newcastle will take belief from their performance last weekend as they try to record their first league win under Steve McClaren, though they will be wary of Arsenal's obvious threat when they do click going forward. 

    "The Gunners haven't had many recent issues away from home, or over the last few years against Newcastle. They won't want Petr Cech in the news again this week - they need the headlines at the other end of the pitch."

  97. Predict the result

    Predictor image

    Think you can guess the outcome of this match? Have a go at our predictor game and you'll get a video message from one of the Match of the Day pundits at the end of the weekend rating your performance.

  98. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Stockbroking UK mag:  There are more Frenchmen than Englishmen in the Newcastle v Arsenal game. FACT.

    Noorhiya Jenala: AW is told to buy top strikers, who are not English, but is blamed for not playing English players! What do we want?

  99. Manager view

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Newcastle manager Steve McClaren on BT Sport:  "The club have gone into the transfer market, bought five very good players and now we have to produce the results on the field.

    "The new boys have settled in well."

  100. Team news

    Newcastle v Liverpool (12:45 BST)

    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is fit after a back injury but Per Mertesacker misses out because of illness.

    They make three changes from the draw with Liverpool last time out with Koscielny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott coming in for Calum Chambers, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud  

    Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott .

    aRSENAL
  101. Team news

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Florian Thauvin makes his first Premier League start for Newcastle after impressing against Northampton in the League Cup.

    He is one of three changes from last weekend's goalless draw at Manchester United, with Moussa Sissoko and right-back Daryl Janmaat also included.

    nEWCASTLE
  102. Post update

    Newcastle v Arsenal (12:45 BST)

    Wenger and McClaren

    Arsenal and Newcastle fans will be hoping their respective teams have a few rabbits to pull out of the hat before Tuesday's close of business.

    The Gunners are still struggling for goals, while Newcastle have yet to win a league match this season.

    Before the mad scramble begins though, the two will be battling it out for a much-needed three points at St James' Park.

    Live text and radio commentary here. Enjoy.

  103. Post update

    Big Ben

    Tick, tick, tick.

    There is about 78 hours left until the close of the transfer window.

    Last chance for Premier League managers to run the rule over the squads.

    Not happy? Better get busy then.