Goals and Highlights: Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal, 2019-20
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15:59a year ago

Thank you for tuning in!

Thank you to everyone who followed VAVEL's live minute-by-minute updates as Arsenal defeated Newcastle United at St. James' Park.
15:55a year ago
Despite creating a couple of chances in the first half, with Shelvey coming close, the Magpies struggled to create any kind of opportunities in the second period.

Arsenal have got their first three points of the season at the first time of asking, they are up against Burnley next whilst Newcastle will face a trip to Carrow Road when they play Norwich City.

15:53a year ago
15:52a year ago

Full time: Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's winner is the difference between the two sides today as Steve Bruce suffers defeat on his first competitive game for Newcastle.
15:45a year ago
86' Schar has a wild effort from range which flies over the bar, that pretty much sums up the attacking threat of Steve Bruce's side.
15:44a year ago
84' Gabriel Martinelli comes on for Arsenal, replacing  Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Another debutant today.
15:42a year ago
83' Saint-Maximin cuts in onto his right foot but his effort is comfortable for Leno to save.
15:39a year ago
80' Xhaka is booked after trying to win the ball back in a good area for his side.
15:37a year ago

Watch: Aubameyang gives Arsenal the lead

15:34a year ago
75' With fifteen minutes to go Newcastle are not looking likely to get an equaliser anytime soon, although there is still time.
15:29a year ago
70' Reiss Nelson has now been replaced for Pepe, the record signing makes his debut for the Gunners.
15:25a year ago
66' Allan Saint-Maximin replaces Sean Longstaff, another debutant coming on in this game.
15:23a year ago
63' Willock is replaced by Ceballos for his Arsenal debut.
15:17a year ago

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

GOAL!

58' Great ball by Maitland-Niles who finds Aubameyang, he chips the ball over Dubravka to give the Gunners the lead.

15:12a year ago
54' Willems comes on for his Newcastle debut, replacing Shelvey.
15:11a year ago
53' Nelson's corner is flicked just wide by Xhaka, Willock was close to getting a touch on it to direct it towards goal.
15:09a year ago
51' The second half hasn't started very brightly, no chances for either side yet.
15:04a year ago

The second half is underway!

Newcastle have kicked us off for the second period. 
14:51a year ago

Watch: Shelvey came close to giving the home side the lead

14:49a year ago

Half-time: Newcastle United 0-0 Arsenal

The sides are level at the break, the best chances came as Shelvey struck the post for Newcastle whilst Mkhitaryan missed a good opportunity for Arsenal.
14:46a year ago
45' There will be two minutes added on in this first-half.
14:45a year ago
44' Arsenal are finishing the half as the stronger of the two teams, having a lot of possession but will be hoping to create more clear cut chances.
14:39a year ago
39' Almiron has a go from a long way out but it flies well over the bar.
14:37a year ago
36' Mkhitaryan is shown a yellow card for a foul on Hayden, who had done brilliantly well to win the ball back for Newcastle.
14:30a year ago

Could one of them be the difference today?

14:27a year ago
26' Great foot work from Joelinton to find space despite being crowded by several Arsenal defenders, he created a good chance for himself but the shot was straight at Leno.
14:24a year ago
22' Monreal finds Mkhitaryan in the box with plenty of time but he somehow manages to miss the target.

That was Arsenal's first opportunity of the game.

14:20a year ago
CLOSE!
Shelvey's half volley on the edge of the box hits the post, Newcastle are on top.
14:19a year ago
18' Almiron goes down in the box but Martin Atkinson shows the attacker a yellow card for simulation. 
14:17a year ago
16' First chance of the game goes to Newcastle. A cross from the left-hand side from Ritchie is headed just wide by Joelinton.
14:13a year ago
12' Neither side has really got into the game as of yet, both getting caught in possession and unable to create any kind of opportunity.
14:05a year ago
5' A quiet start to the game here, both sides unable to keep hold of the ball for long periods at this early stage.
14:01a year ago

We're underway!

Arsenal have kicked us off here in the North East as these sides take part in their first game of the Premier League season, this is Steve Bruce's first competitive game in charge of the Magpies.
13:51a year ago
The teams have completed their warm-ups on the pitch and there is now just 10 minutes to go until kick-off here at St. James' Park.
13:41a year ago

Will we see him being assisted by VAR today?

13:24a year ago

Four new faces on the bench for Arsenal

Summer signings Luiz, Martinelli, Pepe and Ceballos are all on the bench this afternoon for Unai Emery's side.

Willock and Nelson are both given an opportunity in the starting XI whilst last season's joint Premier League top goal scorer Aubameyang starts.

13:20a year ago

There could be four competitive debuts for Steve Bruce's summer signings

Club record signing Joelinton makes his competitive debut for Newcastle and his first ever appearance in the Premier League.

Matt Ritchie is fit enough to start for the Magpies whilst Dummett is preferred to Fernandez as part of the central three in defence.

Saint-Maximin, Krafth and Willems are all on the bench.

13:16a year ago

Team news: Newcastle

13:14a year ago

Team news: Arsenal

08:59a year ago
08:59a year ago

Ritchie asking for fans to 'stick together' ahead of new campaign

"We need to stick together, all be as one and pull in the same direction. This can be a fantastic season, but we need to all be in it together.

We'll do our utmost to give them success. But it won't be an overnight thing, it's not going to all of a sudden happen in one season.

We've still got a very young group and one I feel that if we keep building and improving year on year maybe in the future we can become what the fans want once again."

08:55a year ago

Unai Emery on his side's summer transfer window

“I am really delighted with our work in the transfer window. The club did everything to get the best players to help us and to make our squad stronger”.
08:53a year ago
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Where to watch:

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live.

For those in America, NBC Sports Network will show the game (9 a.m. ET).

Alternatively, you can stay tuned here on VAVEL to enjoy live minute-by-minute updates from all of the action.

08:48a year ago

Ozil and Kolasinac will not be selected due to 'security 'incidents

After the two players were subject to an attempted robbery, Arsenal have released a statement explaining why both players will not make an appearance on Sunday.

“Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents, which are being investigated by the police.

The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives.

We are liaising with police and are providing the players and their families with support. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.”

08:43a year ago

Arsenal predicted XI:

                                            Leno

             Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal

                                     Xhaka, Willock

                   Mkhitaryan, Ceballos, Aubameyang

                                        Lacazette

08:41a year ago

Newcastle predicted XI:

                                        Dubravka

       Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar, Willems

                          Longstaff, Shelvey, Hayden

                                  Almiron, Joelinton

08:35a year ago

Team news: Arsenal

Arsenal could also be without five players for their trip to the North East, whilst many of those who will be potentially unavailable are defenders. 

Bellerin (knee), Holding (knee), Mavropanos (groin) and new signing Tierney (groin) are all doubts for the North London side.

Smith Rowe could also miss out due to a groin issue.

08:30a year ago

Team News: Newcastle

Steve Bruce has five players who may miss the game on Sunday.

Yedlin will be unavailable after requiring surgery which has meant he was unable to take part in any pre-season games.

Gayle (calf), Lejeune (knee) and Colback (groin) are all set to miss the clash at St. James Park.

Whist Matt Ritchie, who would otherwise be a starter, could be out due to a thigh problem but he has the best chance of starting out of those mentioned.

08:16a year ago

Head to Head

The last time these sides played was in April, with Unai Emery's side winning 2-1, through goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.

The Magpies have won just once in the last 15 meetings between these sides. That victory was recently though, as they beat Arsenal 2-1 in 2018.

08:11a year ago

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