FT: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle. Finally, Arteta has that second league win, as the Gunners taste Premier League success for the first time since New Year's Day. They were poor in the first half, fantastic in the second. Now, a push for the top four? Thanks for joining us. Goodnight.
- 2nd Half
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Arsenal - Newcastle United
Premier League - 16 February 2020
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Pepe with the ball across, and Lacazette lashes home his first goal of Arteta's reign.
GGGOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle. Lacazette's drought is over as he completes the rout.
Arsenal are spraying the ball around here, enjoying these final moments.
Standing ovation for Ozil as he is replaced by Joe Willock.
Six minutes of additional time here.
Pepe fed Lacazette in the box, he tried to get the shot away, before hooking the ball back for Ozil, who bundled home his first goal in 10 months.
GOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle. Ozil completes the job and secures Arsenal the three points.
Great play from Saka to again beat his man, he then tries to find Lacazette, but just gets too much on it.
Further change for Arsenal with Nketiah replaced by Alexandre Lacazette.
An injury to Clark means his game is over, with Fabian Schar on in his place.
Change here for Arsenal as Ceballos is replaced by Lucas Torreira.
Delay in play as Almiron and Saka receive treatment after a nasty collision.
Almiron has space, feeds the ball into Joelinton, whose shot on the swivel is blocked.
He has been excellent in the second half.
POST! Saint-Maximin has been the real shining light for Newcastle. He twists and turns, fires for goal, but sees his strike thunder back off the post.
Double change for Newcastle with Lazaro and Fernandez replaced by Isaac Hayden and Matt Ritchie.
Xhaka took a knock when making that block, and there is a streaker as we have a break in pay. All happening!
Longstaff does well to make space for the shot, but takes one touch too many and Xhaka blocks the shot.
Aubameyang is in the clear, but the offside flag is raised. Replays suggest it was the wrong call!
CROSSBAR! Pepe latches onto a fine Ozil pass, pulls it back for Aubameyang, who is forced wide before clipping a cross to the back post which lands on the top of the crossbar and goes behind for a goal kick.
Next goal is crucial here. Newcastle are still looking dangerous, but they have to find that final pass.
Confirmation of Saka's impressive output.
WHAT A MISS! Somehow Newcastle do not get themselves back into this thanks to a howler of a miss from Ciaran Clark, who fired wide from eight yards, with the goal at his mercy.
Bukayo Saka has made more assists across all competitions than any other Arsenal player this season, and the youngster has again been mightily impressive here.
What a turnaround from Arsenal here. Newcastle look a little shellshocked.
Great play from Saka to nutmeg Lazaro, he then lifts his head, picks out Pepe, who slots home his fourth Arsenal goal. Game over?
GGGGOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!! Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle. Where was this Arsenal in the first half as Pepe makes it two!
Arsenal's top goalscorer comes up with the goods. Poor defending from Newcastle, as Lazaro effectively allowed Aubameyang to have a free header, which he dispatched, on the end of a Pepe cross, with aplomb, into the bottom corner.
GOOOOOOAAALLLLLL!!! Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle. Great header from Aubameyang breaks the deadlock.
The ball strikes referee Mason, and as is the new rules, he has to stop play.
Much, much better from Arsenal, this. They must have got a rollicking at the break.
CROSSBAR! Arsenal best move almost results in the opening goal. Pepe does really well to get to the byline, pulls it back for Nketiah, who hits the crossbar from eight yards with a first-time strike.
Aubameyang tries to hook the ball towards the bottom corner but cannot find the target.
We are back under way. No changes from either side.
Not just you, Kieran.
HT: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle. Same old Arsenal, always drawing. Poor game in truth, with neither side able to really create a clear cut opening. Arteta may well be firing up the hairdryer....
One added time at the end of the first half.
Luzaro curls a nice free-kick into the middle, but Leno does well to gather.
CLOSE! Arsenal are finishing the half much the stronger team. Dubravka comes out to punch a corner clear, doesn't get enough on it, Shkodran Mustafi tries to steer the ball back towards goal, but Joelinton clears.
SAVE! Pepe lines up the free-kick from distance, fires a powerful strike goalwards, but Dubravka flings up a hand to top over.
CLOSE! Ozil feeds the ball across for Aubameyang, who strikes for goal, with the deflection taking it just wide.
Nice pass into Nketiah, who fires fiercly for goal first time, but again it is straight at Dubravka.
Ozil makes a lovely stepover, Nketiah then tries to feed the ball back to the German, but gets it all wrong.
Aubameyang twists and turns as he makes his way into the box, cuts onto his left foot, but drills straight at Dubravka.
Time after time Newcastle nip in to make timely challenges. The Emirates is growing more and more frustrated.
Ponderous is the way to describe Arsenal's performance so far. So shorn of ideas.
Saka lines one up from distance but gets well underneath it.
Mesut Ozil finally gets on the ball, but is quickly closed down.
Long pass aiming for Bukayo Saka has too much on it and runs behind. Poor from the hosts so far.
Longstaff lines up the free-kick but fires well over the top.
Didn't take him long, either...
Arsenal still cannot find any rhythm. Newcastle remain well organised and look like they will be a tough nut to crack.
Nicolas Pepe's first involvement is to fire a fierce cross into the middle, but Martin Dubravka gathers with ease.
SAVE! Well-worked corner sets up the volley for Sean Longstaff, he doesn't catch it right, the scuffed strike is then deflected, but Bernd Leno does well to adjust to make a smart save.
Very much all Newcastle at the moment. Arsenal cannot get going.
Referee Lee Mason goes back to book Granit Xhaka for an earlier pull back.
Good start this from Newcastle. Allan Saint-Maximin is at the centre of everything once more.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tries to clip a cross into the middle, but gets it all wrong and the ball sails out of play.
Arsenal new signing Pablo Mari is in the house, but his team are under the cosh a little here as David Luiz makes an important challenge.
Dani Ceballos fires a powerful pass into Hector Bellerin, whose cross is blocked behind for a corner.
KICK OFF! We are up and running here at the Emirates.
So here we go. Arteta (W1 D5 L1) is just the second Arsenal manager to win only one of his first seven league games in charge of the club after Steve Burtenshaw in 1986. Time to start turning things around. We are minutes away!
A colourful dresscode...
It is a wet one!
Ahead of today's encounter, catch up with the latest transfer gossip from across Europe as Paul Pogba is again targeted by Juventus.
Big day for big Joe? Newcastle striker Joelinton has gone 22 Premier League games and 1766 minutes without scoring, since netting away in north London versus Spurs in August. The Brazilian has netted two goals in the FA Cup in this period, although both strikes came against League One opposition.
In case you have been living under a rock for a few days...
HEAD TO HEAD: Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games against Newcastle, losing the other 1-2 at St James’ Park in April 2018. Newcastle have lost each of their last seven Premier League away games against Arsenal, since winning 1-0 at the Emirates thanks to an Andy Carroll goal in November 2010.
Elsewhere this afternoon, Spurs left it late to snatch all three points at Villa Park.
NKETIAH AND CEBALLOS START, TWO TOON DEBUTS: There are some real surprises in the Arsenal lineup this afternoon, with Eddie Nketiah handed his first Premier League start ahead of Alexandre Lacazette, while forgotten man Dani Ceballos is named in the starting XI for the first time since November. Danny Rose and Valentino Lazaro are given their full Newcastle debuts as Steve Bruce makes three changes following the goalless draw with Norwich last time out.
TEAM NEWS - ARSENAL: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Ozil, Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang... Subs: Martinez, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Willock, Martinelli, Lacazette. /// NEWCASTLE: Dubravka, Lazaro, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose, Almiron, S. Longstaff, Bentaleb, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton. Subs: Darlow, Schar, Lejeune, M. Longstaff, Hayden, Atsu, Ritchie.
The teams are in...
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Arsenal's Premier League clash with Newcastle from the Emirates. The Mikel Arteta revolution is yet to really take off in North London, with Arsenal having won just once in the league since the Spaniard succeeded Unai Emery. Newcastle are struggling for form and have a long injury list, but have exceeded expectations this season, and will be no pushovers. Something has to give!