Arsenal Defeat Newcastle As Howe Suffers First Loss

Arsenal got back on track with a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday as Eddie Howe suffered his first defeat as manager of the Premier League strugglers.

Mikel Arteta‘s side saw their 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to a painful end in last weekend’s 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool.

But second half goals from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli at the Emirates Stadium made it four wins from their last five league games.

With this win Arsenal are fifth, level on points with fourth placed West Ham, as they chase a berth in next season’s Champions League.

On the other hand Newcastle are five points adrift of safety with just over a third of the season gone.