Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle United: Leaders frustrated by resilient Magpies

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Arsenal missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 10 points as they were held to a goalless draw by Newcastle United.

In a game of few clear-cut opportunities, the Gunners made an electric start to the game but could not take advantage, while Joelinton missed the best chance for Newcastle in the final moments of the first half at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

Third-placed Newcastle's resilient display continued into the second period, leaving Arsenal unable to score in a Premier League game for the first time this season and ending their 100 per cent home record in the top flight.

Manchester City can cut the advantage held by Mikel Arteta's side at the summit to five points if they beat Chelsea on Thursday.

Key Opta facts

–This was the first time Arsenal were involved in a goalless draw in the Premier League since last January against Burnley, with Pope in goal both times for the opposition.

– Newcastle are unbeaten as a top-flight team in 15 games in all competitions (W9 D6) for the first time since December 1995.

– Arsenal failed to score for the first time in 18 Premier League games since a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle in May 2022.

– There were nine yellow cards in this game – the joint-most in a Premier League match this season (along with Brighton versus Aston Villa in November).