Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Arsenal vs Newcastle LIVE!

Arsenal missed the chance to move ten points clear at the top of the Premier League after their 100 per cent home record was ended by a frustrating goalless draw with high-flying Newcastle. The Gunners faded from a promising start and rarely threatened to break down the division’s stingiest defence during a forgettable evening at a sold-out Emirates Stadium.

Both sides had penalty appeals waved away but neither could genuinely claim to deserve more than a point from a fractious encounter of eight yellow cards but few chances. Eddie Nketiah was denied a late winner by a fine save from Magpies goalkeeper Nick Pope as the hosts failed to score in the league for the first time this season.

Mikel Arteta’s men stretched their lead at the summit to eight points courtesy of the stalemate, albeit that advantage can be cut to five when Manchester City travel to Chelsea on Thursday. Newcastle remain third after becoming the first visiting team to take points off the Gunners since Brighton secured a 2-1 victory in north London back in April.

Arsenal vs Newcastle latest news

  • HT: Goalless at the break

  • How to watch: Sky Sports

  • Arsenal team news: Unchanged from Brighton win

  • Newcastle team news: Wilson leads the line

Arsenal FC 0 - 0 Newcastle United FC

Match analysis

22:49 , Matt Verri

After a festive period full of joy for Arsenal, this was a night of frustration for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Newcastle were always likely to be stubborn opponents and so it proved, with the two teams playing out a 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium.

Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk has tuned in to the last two Arsenal games, such is his hunger to move to north London, but if he was watching this one he’d have been tempted to switch off.

Arsenal put seven goals past West Ham and Brighton in their first two games since the World Cup break, however Newcastle found a way to keep them out.

Read Simon Collings’ full piece here

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Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:43 , Matt Verri

A frustrating night for Arsenal, both on and off the pitch. Credit to Newcastle who were very well organised and disciplined. Arsenal just couldn’t break them down, but not many sides will this season.

FT: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

21:40 , Matt Verri

And that’s full-time. Arteta and Howe clashed in the final seconds after those penalty appeals, the Arsenal boss in particular having to be held back.

It’s a great point for Newcastle, and not a terrible one for Arsenal either even though they are incredibly frustrated.

21:38 , Matt Verri

Huge Arsenal appeals for a penalty! Arteta is almost on the pitch.

Xhaka looks for the cut back, hits Murphy’s hand but he’s about a foot away. VAR waves away the appeals too.

21:37 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: Ball runs through to Pope, that might be that for Arsenal.

Still Newcastle have only lost once in the Premier League this season.

21:35 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Newcastle win a throw-in deep in Arsenal territory, celebrated like a goal in the away end. Crazy support.

Magpies in no rush to take it either, they’re on the verge of securing a big point.

21:33 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Here we go... five minutes added on.

Arteta is absolutely fuming. He was expecting plenty more than that.

21:30 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Not a particularly warm goodbye from the fans for Willock, as he trudges off. Saint-Maximin on in his place.

Here come Arsenal, Nketiah through on goal and it’s a brilliant save by Pope! Denies the forward with an outstretched leg.

21:27 , Matt Verri

84 mins: The chances are starting to come!

Martinelli back to Odegaard, who plays it into the box and Xhaka looks certain to provide a finishing touch but he gets his feet in a tangle. Couldn’t react in time.

21:25 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Newcastle corner this time, Trippier drills it into the near post.

Just about cleared by Arsenal but it comes back in, Burn heads it back across the face of goal and fortunately for Ramsdale it bounces wide. That wasn’t comfortable for the Gunners at all.

21:22 , Matt Verri

80 mins: As close as Arsenal have come since the break!

Martinelli makes the run across his man at the near post, flicks it on brilliantly but it flies inches wide of the back post.

Nobody was there following in... they would have had a tap-in.

21:21 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Arsenal corner swung in, Pope makes a bit of a mess of it but Xhaka can’t react in time at the back post.

It’s swung back in by Saka, flicked on by Willock as he looks to clear it and it’s behind for another corner.

21:19 , Matt Verri

76 mins: There is that Arsenal change, Tomiyasu on for White.

Arteta continues to prowl around on the touchline, he is going to absolutely erupt if Arsenal can find a later winner.

21:16 , Matt Verri

73 mins: There really has been nothing in the way of clear-cut chances for either side since the break.

Saka is down again holding his face, caught by Joelinton this time. Arteta is about to turn to his bench... Tomiyasu coming on.

21:14 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Long ball out to Saka, too much on it and straight out of play. Arsenal can’t really get anything going.

Says a lot about his options that Arteta still hasn’t turned to his bench. Vieira the likely one to come on, maybe Tierney for some direct runnong on the left.

21:10 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Double change for Newcastle.

Wilson and Almiron the two to make way, in their own sweet time. Almiron and Wood introduced.

21:09 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Good work from Gabriel, strong challenge as Wilson looks to turn him.

Sets Arsenal away on the attack again, Saka running at Burn and plays it inside to Odegaard... too much on it.

The Gunners are starting to sustain their attacks though, Newcastle struggling to get out.

21:06 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Back underway, as Martinelli cuts inside and curls an effort at goal. Easy enough for Pope.

The Brazilian has been fairly quiet since the opening 15 minutes or so. A lot of Arsenal’s best moments have come down the opposite flank.

21:04 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Another stoppage in play, another Arteta team-talk on the touchline.

Saka is down after getting a stray hand from Burn in the mouth. Should be fine to continue.

21:02 , Matt Verri

59 mins: And Almiron into the book too for edging forward in the wall. Referee very much not in control of the match you feel.

Free-kick falls for Zinchenko on the edge of the box, optimistic volley attempt is launched straight up.

21:00 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Saka driving at the defence, about to move into the box when Joelinton brings him down.

Newcastle less than impressed with that decision, which judging by the replays is harsh on him. He gets a yellow card for his troubles too.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:59 , Matt Verri

Arsenal looking at their best when Zinchenko gets on the ball inside. It’s creating an overload and seems the best way to prise open this Newcastle defence.

20:58 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Newcastle doing a really good job of slowing things down every time the ball is out of play. Arsenal can’t get any sot of momentum going.

As we mentioned ahead of kick-off, not a huge amount in the way of attacking options off the bench for the Gunners. Plenty of pressure on Vieira and Marquinhos.

20:54 , Matt Verri

52mins: Willock topples onto the ball while White and Partey try and kick it away from underneath him.

Referee blows the whistle, doesn’t point either way so everyone is just starting at him. Eventually opts for a Newcastle drop ball.

20:52 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Ramsdale takes far too long on the ball, inches away from losing it.

It allows Newcastle to get on the attack, ball played across the face of goal and Wilson can’t get enough on it.

20:51 , Matt Verri

48 mins: That is really not clever from Xhaka.

Already on a yellow card, gives Wilson a shove in the back as the striker breaks. Referee opts to keep his cards in his pocket this time.

Another one of those and Xhaka will be off.

20:50 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Good from Arsenal since the restart, Newcastle haven’t had a kick.

Odegaard wide to Saka who gets to the byline, manages to squeeze a cross into the six-yard box but it’s hacked away.

Back underway!

20:48 , Matt Verri

Up and running for the second-half in north London.

20:45 , Matt Verri

Seven shots for Arsenal in the first 45 minutes and almost 65% possession.

All their bright moments came in the opening ten minutes or so though, after that they were kept pretty quiet.

They look sharp when there’s pace and space in the game - Newcastle want neither.

Big, big moment for Newcastle

20:39 , Matt Verri

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Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:36 , Matt Verri

Arsenal started brightly and could easily have gone ahead. Newcastle settled after that and been very well organised. Quite a stop-start game overall.

Half-time not a bad thing for Arsenal, could do with a reset.

HT: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

20:32 , Matt Verri

Huge chance for Joelinton from that corner, as Schar flicks it on. Completely free at the back post but can’t find the target.

And that’s half-time. It’s been a stop-start first-half, plenty of fouls and cards which has halted Arsenal’s rhythm.

Newcastle have done pretty well so far.

20:31 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Saka is on his heels as the ball breaks free, Newcastle first to it.

Longstaff tries his luck from the edge of the box, deflected behind for a corner. Will be the final action of the half.

20:29 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Ball over the top Wilson, who looks about five miles offside.

The linesman takes pity on us all and raises the flag immediately, rather than letting it play out.

20:27 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Make that five yellow cards.

Xhaka slides in on Schar, slightly late and that’s a booking too. Newcastle by far the happier of the two sides if this stays a scrappy encounter.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:26 , Matt Verri

Been so many fouls tonight and feels like referee in danger of losing control of this. Neither side happy with his performance so far.

20:25 , Matt Verri

40 mins: This match is right on the verge of boiling over. Odegaard thinks he’s stopped a Newcastle counter as he slides in, crowd furious as the whistle gets blown.

Magpies also complaining as they demand a booking. Get their wish too, Odegaard shown a yellow.

20:22 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Terrible pass from Zinchenko and Newcastle can break.

Wilson to Joelinton, goes on the outside past Saliba who went to ground... fortunately for him Joelinton stays on his feet. Arsenal clear the danger.

Almiron then brings down Xhaka - every foul now being met with screams for a yellow card.

20:20 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Joelinton catches Odegaard from behind, as the Arsenal captain was looking to turn and drive at the defence. Home fans less than impressed no card is shown.

It’s Odegaard to swing it into the box, Gabriel loops the header just wide! Pope was getting nowhere near it.

20:17 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Arsenal not getting the same kind of success that they had in the opening stages. Newcastle getting plenty of bodies behind the ball, frustrating the hosts.

Talking of frustration, Nketiah goes into the book for pulling back Schar. Completely needless.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:15 , Matt Verri

Arteta become more and more incensed with the officials here.

Two Newcastle players in the book for fouls, and then Burn brings down Nketiah. Arteta furious and wants another yellow - doesn’t get it.

20:13 , Matt Verri

28 mins: This won’t help Arteta’s mood either.

Wilson catches Saliba high as the Frenchman clears the ball, brief calls for a red card are ended by a yellow card being swiftly produced.

Ramsdale flew out of his goal to complain.

20:12 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Arteta is furious with the fourth official, after Wilson gets a free-kick on the halfway line for a shove. Thankfully for the Arsenal boss, and the official’s ear, it leads to nothing.

Guimaraes then earns the first yellow card of the match, slid in and didn’t get anywhere near the ball.

20:09 , Matt Verri

24 mins: The Newcastle man is back up and fine to continue.

Saka drives at Burn again, knocks it inside to Odegaard who plays it straight back but his team-mate wasn’t expecting it.

Willock did well to get back and help his full-back out, been a decent start on his Emirates return.

20:07 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Joelinton down holding his head, so we’ll have a break in play.

Arteta uses it to call the team over and pass on some instructions. All 11 players have trudged over - some very animated messages being passed on.

20:04 , Matt Verri

19 mins: All of Arsenal’s success is coming in wide areas. Saka and Martinelli as sharp as ever, and Odegaard floating around.

Here’s Saka again, gets to the byline and looks to drill a low cross into the box but Burn does well this time.

20:02 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Corner for Newcastle, they’ll fancy these opportunities. Plenty of bodies right on top of Ramsdale.

Trippier swings it in, Schar moving backwards as he wins the header and can only flick it wide.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:00 , Matt Verri

Newcastle statistically have the best defence in the League, but they are struggling with the pace of Arsenal’s forward line.

The Gunners getting joy when they break quickly

19:59 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Nketiah leads the Arsenal break after Schar makes a mess of his header, all the way into the box.

Chops inside really nicely, cut back to Xhaka and he shanks his shot wide. So wide in fact that his team-mates can keep it in play.

Zinchenko with a hopeful cross into the box, easily cleared.

19:56 , Matt Verri

11 mins: First encouraging move from Newcastle, play their way through the Arsenal press nicely.

Wilson picks the ball up 20 yards out and tries his luck, comfortable save for Ramsdale.

19:55 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Newcastle in no rush to take any set-pieces or throw-ins, just trying to see out this Arsenal charge.

Odegaard for once is caught on the ball, losing it as he tries to play a cute reverse pass to White. Partey is swiftly over to bring down Willock and stop any counter.

19:52 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Side-netting!

This is so good from Arsenal. Saka this time driving into space, slides the pass out wide to Martinelli. He slips the ball through to Xhaka, who can’t get enough on it as he slides in to try and keep the ball in play.

19:50 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Saka flies past Burn on the outside, into the box and gets a shot away from a tight angle. Good save from Pope.

Xhaka jumps for the rebound, can’t get there. Newcastle can’t clear it though, ball is cut back to Xhaka and his right-footed effort from inside the box is blocked.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:49 , Matt Verri

A lively start from Arsenal - and their fans. The atmosphere has been excellent here all season and that’s especially the case tonight. It feels like a huge game.

19:48 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Arsenal’s first attack and it’s a really dangerous one, so much space for Martinelli as he drives into the box.

Cut back falls for White, he can’t get a shot away. Gunners stay on the attack, chance for Odegaard but he lashes it over the bar.

19:47 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Early free-kick in a decent position for Newcastle, up come the defenders.

Trippier whips the ball into the box, headed away before it can get to Schar. And the offside flag is up anyway. Not much going for it.

KICK-OFF!

19:45 , Matt Verri

We’re underway at the Emirates!

Here we go...

19:42 , Matt Verri

Odegaard and Trippier leads the teams out, we’re almost ready to get underway in a huge clash.

A win for Arsenal would be further proof of their title credentials. Three points for Newcastle and they’ll certainly be eyeing the top four as a minimum.

Ten minutes until kick-off!

19:36 , Matt Verri

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Howe: We’ll learn a lot tonight

19:29 , Matt Verri

Only one defeat in the Premier League so far this season for Newcastle.

That came in the final seconds against Liverpool, so nobody has found it easy against the Magpies. Eddie Howe is looking forward to the test his side face tonight.

“I think we’ll learn a lot,” Howe said.

“I think it’ll be a fascinating, high-level game that’s going to be really good examination of how far we’ve come.”

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe (PA) (PA Wire)
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe (PA) (PA Wire)

“We know how difficult it’s going to be"

19:22 , Matt Verri

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Odegaard hails Nketiah impact

19:16 , Matt Verri

Martin Odegaard has praised Eddie Nketiah for the way he has stepped up in the absence of Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus injured his knee while playing for Brazil at the World Cup and he is due to be out for around two more months.

Nketiah has led the line for Arsenal in Jesus’ absence and the striker has done well, scoring in each of his last two games.

“Everyone has to step up,” said Odegaard. “We are missing a great player but you see the quality that Eddie has.

“Two goals now and everything that he brings in the game also. You see the front players we have, we are always going to create chances and be dangerous, and it is just about getting the players in the right positions and good things will happen.”

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Arteta on title excitement

19:08 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has insisted he does not want to stop Arsenal fans getting excited, but wants to stay in the moment rather than looking too far ahead when it comes to the club’s title ambitions.

“It is not about trying to stop anybody, it’s about being realistic about where we are,” he said.

“The way we are performing is impressive, and we are really happy with that, but we have set the bars and the objectives in the short-term, and what we want to improve and what is making us win this many football matches.”

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Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:01 , Matt Verri

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Gunners unchanged

18:55 , Matt Verri

Arsenal unchanged from the side that beat Brighton so well, as Zinchenko and White keep their places and Tierney and Tomiyasu are named among the substitutes.

Smith Rowe not yet ready to make the squad, so there is not a huge amount of attacking options on the bench.

As for Newcastle, Wilson is fit to lead the line and Willock starts against his former club. Saint-Maximin among those who could come on and cause a problem.

Newcastle team news

18:49 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Bruno, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson.

Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Anderson.

Arsenal team news

18:46 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Holding, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Lokonga, Elneny, Marquinhos, Butler-Oyedeji.

Arsenal in the building!

18:41 , Matt Verri

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Arteta furious after Newcastle defeat last season

18:35 , Matt Verri

Arteta said after the match: “They were 10,000 times better than us today, in everything. We did not earn the right to play, we did not win a f****** duel, we didn’t win a second ball, we were horrible with the f****** ball and we had no organisation, we had nothing. Nothing.

“So now shut your mouth and eat it. We could have conceded eight goals. If you see the chances you will cry. You will cry at the way that we have competed. Not the way we have competed, we did not compete at all in the game.

“It is f***** embarrassing to come here the way we have done it. Embarrassing. What happened today is f****** unacceptable and if you accept something like this, you live in a different world.”

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Pivotal run ahead for Gunners

18:29 , Matt Verri

Tonight is the start of a potentially defining period for Arsenal in their bid to win the title.

The Gunners host Newcastle in the first of a tough run of six matches in which they face the four teams directly below them in the table.

That tricky spell culminates with a showdown against Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 15, when the top two meet for the first time this season.

Arsenal start 2023 with a seven-point lead over City but the picture at the top could quickly change given the fixtures of both sides over the next month.

Mikel Arteta’s side play Newcastle, Tottenham, Manchester United, Everton and Brentford.

Read Simon Collings’ full preview here

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Last time they met...

18:23 , Matt Verri

Newcastle came out on top when these sides met at the end of last season.

Arsenal’s top-four hopes collapsed at St James’ Park, as Mikel Arteta and his side fell apart in the final weeks of the campaign.

Been quite the transformation since!

Arsenal continue Mudryk pursuit

18:16 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are working hard to wrap up a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk before they play Tottenham and Manchester United this month, writes Simon Collings.

The Gunners have made an improved offer for Mudryk, believed to be close to £60million, after making him their top January transfer target.

After having an opening bid of around £55m rejected over Christmas, Arsenal have now crucially offered to pay Shakhtar more of the fee up front, with the structuring of payments set to be key to getting a deal for the Ukraine international over the line.

Shakhtar have publicly stated they want £85m for Mudryk, but the clubs are in daily dialogue and it is hoped a compromise can be reached.

Read the full story on that here

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Arteta: Howe has done incredible job

18:10 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has been full of praise for Newcastle in the build-up to tonight’s clash.

“They are a very good team, really well coached,” he said at his pre-match press conference.

“I think what Eddie has done in a short period of time and you look at the numbers it’s incredible, so big credit to him and the coaching staff. They have created a belief and momentum around the team that they play the same way against any opponents, so we will start to prepare for that game.

“It is going to be another big test, but we will play at home in front of our crowd, and I’m looking forward to it.”

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Stage is set!

18:04 , Matt Verri

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As it stands

17:58 , Matt Verri

Arsenal sit top of the table and seven points clear of Manchester City, who travel to Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

That means they can go ten points clear tonight before Pep Guardiola’s side are in action later in the week - that would be absolutely remarkable.

Newcastle have lofty ambitions of their own and will go above City into second if they win tonight. They will have played two games more, but still plenty to be excited about for their fans.

Prediction

17:51 , Matt Verri

The Magpies have been a truly tough nut to crack this season and have the potential to create real issues for Arsenal.

They have lost just once in the league, when conceding in the 98th-minute at Anfield. The Gunners could find this to be their most difficult test to date.

A 1-1 draw.

Gunners to start 2023 in style?

17:44 , Matt Verri

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Newcastle team news

17:38 , Matt Verri

Alexander Isak, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Targett and Emil Krafth are long-term absentees for Newcastle.

Callum Wilson returned from injury off the bench against Leeds, and is in contention to start tonight in north London.

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Arsenal team news

17:30 , Matt Verri

The Gunners are still without Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson, while the match likely comes too soon for Emile Smith Rowe.

Mikel Arteta has a remarkably settled line-up that once again has Takehiro Tomiyasu back from injury as an option off the bench.

There is a chance that Oleksandr Zinchenko may be rotated out on the opposite flank having also only just shaken off a problem.

Eddie Nketiah will continue up front, flanked by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Predicted Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Newcastle

17:24 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at the ground.

Good evening!

17:18 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE blog of Arsenal vs Newcastle!

It’s a new year but the Gunners will be hoping for more of the same, as they look to go ten points clear at the top of the Premier League. The Magpies are enjoying a superb season themselves though.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:45pm GMT from the Emirates.

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