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Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle LIVE! Martinelli goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle LIVE! Martinelli goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Newcastle - LIVE!

Newcastle's winless start to the Premier League season extended to 13 games after a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Saturday.

Bukayo Saka and the player who replaced him as a substitute, Gabriel Martinelli, scored goals in the second half to consign last-place Newcastle to a seventh loss of the season.

Saka ran onto a deft pass from left back Nuno Tavares and shot low and across goalkeeper Martin Dubravka into the far corner to put Arsenal ahead in the 56th minute.

Saka appeared to hurt his left leg soon after his goal and, after briefly playing on, was replaced by Martinelli in the 64th. The 20-year-old Brazilian scored within two minutes.

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Game highlights

  • GOAL! Saka breaks the deadlock

  • GOAL! Martinelli off the bench and onto the scoresheet

15:24 , Marc Mayo

Nuno Tavares and Sambi Lokonga come in for special praise in Simon’s analysis of today’s game - which you can read here.

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(Getty Images)

15:06 , Marc Mayo

How Arsenal made it 2-0...

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Injury update on Bukayo Saka - Mikel Arteta tells reporters he in unsure of the extent of his injury. He’ll undergo tests tomorrow.

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Recap a vital win for the Gunners with our match report.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

14:52 , Marc Mayo

Mikel Arteta gives his take to BT Sport.

He says: “In the first-half we lacked some composure in the final third, we were shooting I don’t know how many times - we didn’t hit the target at all.

“In the second-half we changed a few things and our purpose, our rhythm, was much better. We started to create chances and managed to score two.”

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Catch Simon’s player ratings from the Emirates Stadium.

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(Getty Images)

14:40 , Marc Mayo

Eddie Howe gives his reaction to BT Sport.

He says: “We had a good first 35 minutes, then creaked a little before half-time.

“I thought we were very close, it could have been very different.”

On a possible penalty before the second goal, Howe adds: “To me it looked like a penalty but we need to see it again.”

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Relive the breakthrough - a fine move by the Gunners.

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Still no wins all season for Newcastle...

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Full time! Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

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That’s job done for Arteta’s side! Three points, two goals, one clean sheet.

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90+3 mins: Minor worry for White, who is carrying on after a bit of treatment.

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90 mins: Lascelles blocks Martinelli’s shot and leaves the Brazilian hurt in the process. The foot in was good but the elbow in the face may not have been necessary - or intentional.

Four minutes added on.

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88 mins: Saint-Maximin shoots from a wide angle and Ramsdale is equal to it.

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87 mins: Lacazette looks to force room in the box and has to go around Schar and Dubravka, until the keeper pushes him wide and claims the ball.

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85 mins: Arsenal cruising to the finish and Partey is given the last five minutes off, for Elneny.

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82 mins: A bit of end-to-end as Newcastle are only denied from a good attack by a last-ditch Tomiyasu header.

Lacazette counters and slaps a shot wide at the near-post.

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80 mins: Tavares enjoying a very decent second-half and his lovely ball over the top nearly sets Martinelli away for another.

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78 mins: Arsenal look happy to let this game open up a bit and punish the Magpies on the break, but that could cause them issues in their own half.

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75 mins: Aubameyang booked and then subbed off for Lacazette. His five-game scoring run against Newcastle ends - because of this:

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74 mins: Some 2-0 football now from Newcastle and Schar’s swipe wins a corner thanks to a deflection.

Arsenal deal with the set-piece easily enough.

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72 mins: A rare venture forward from Newcastle ends in a ball across the face of goal that no one can meet.

Back up the other end, Smith Rowe drives a shot into a defender.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

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The Arsenal fans now serenading the Newcastle supporters: "You're rich and you're f****** s***."

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70 mins: Aubameyang fancies his customary goal against Newcastle following that earlier miss and Dubravka smothers his one-on-one chance.

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67 mins: Arsenal may fancy knocking in a few more goals here, although another 12 to leapfrog West Ham for goal difference into fourth may be beyond them...

Newcastle throw Almiron and Murphy for Joelinton and Ritchie.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

13:57 , Marc Mayo

That's an excellent finish from Martinelli, who has just come on. He's been starved of chances this season, but he could get a run now if Saka is injured.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle | Martinelli

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66 mins: That is composure! Martinelli races onto Odegaard’s ball over the top and chips it home with his first touch!

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65 mins: Big claim from the away end as Wilson tumbles under a challenge in the Arsenal area, but its waved away. Not enough in that.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

13:54 , Marc Mayo

Now this could be a big blow for Arsenal ahead of the busy Christmas period. Saka, who has been playing on one leg for a few minutes, has to come off. Looks like a quad issue.

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63 mins: Lascelles is booked for a late challenge on Aubameyang as play goes on, even reaching Saka who simply cannot put his foot through it and plays the simple pass.

Martinelli will come on.

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62 mins: Nope, that’s it for Saka. He’s back down.

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61 mins: After a bit of treatment as the game continues, Saka is back on but not exactly running at full pace.

In better news for the hosts, their control of the ball has resumed.

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59 mins: Trouble for Saka, he’s down holding his leg...

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58 mins: That’s the patience and faith that Arteta has spoken so much of paying off. A lovely, crafted move down the left that suddenly sparked the chance.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

13:48 , Marc Mayo

Fair play to Nuno there. His decision-making in the first-half left a lot to be desired, but his assist was spot on for Saka to score.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle | Saka

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55 mins: Saka finishes with aplomb at the near-post!

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52 mins: Saka’s bobbling cross from the left evades Tomiyasu and drifts out at the far-post.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

13:41 , Marc Mayo

Better from Arsenal, who have upped the tempo. Arteta can feel it too and turns to the crowd after Aubameyang blocks a long ball, gesturing for them to raise the noise.

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50 mins: A neat turn from Saka cuts inside down the right and he fires off a low shot that is easy enough for Dubravka to hold onto.

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49 mins: That familiar theme of Gunners possession has not gone away but Newcastle look a bit more keen to play it around at the back themselves.

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47 mins: The visitors start brightly before Tavares runs down the left and is clotheslined by Krafth, which earns the Swede a yellow card.

Second-half starts!

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No changes for either team.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

13:34 , Marc Mayo

I got the chance to watch that back Aubameyang miss at half-time and I am still not sure how he missed it. It’s the kind of miss that makes you wonder if this will be Newcastle’s day.

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The telling stat from that half is perhaps Arsenal only putting two of their 12 shots on target - despite having 78 per cent possession.

The second-half is coming up.

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Certainly not the moment of quality, look away now Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...

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Certainly the moment of highest quality of the first-half, in both the shot and the save.

Half-time! Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

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Time for another Tavares punt over the bar before the whistle. All square at the Emirates!

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45+2 mins: Still all Arsenal as the half nears its end, Smith Rowe having an effort blocked.

White then wins the ball high up the pitch and Tavares’ cross is over Saka’s head. Not a great half, production wise, from the left-back.

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45 mins: A hearty challenge from Schar kills off a one-two between Saka and Smith Rowe.

He got all of the ball and a hefty dose of man, too. Newcastle fans will like that.

Four minutes added on.

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44 mins: Ritchie drags back Saka to shut down an attack and picks up a booking, and a one-game ban, for his trouble.

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42 mins: Dubravka gets some treatment after becoming the country’s luckiest goalkeeper for a few moments, there.

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41 mins: Miss!

Aubameyang has to score! Saka races in down the left, Smith Rowe has an effort saved and Aubameyang hits the post from two yards with the goal gaping.

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39 mins: Fantastic tackle to stop Smith Rowe from sparking an attack - he’s been marked out the game.

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38 mins: A bit of a break to get Krafth a proper look at here, he’s okay and there should be a bit of stoppage time later on.

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35 mins: Saka wins a foul on the edge of the box and whips the ball in. Dubravka punches and Krafth is down in the melee, bringing on the physios.

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33 mins: Back into the pattern of the game as Arsenal hold the ball in the middle third before Saint-Maximin attempts to dribble clear and launch a counter, until his pass is blocked and a foul goes to the Gunners.

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31 mins: Shelvey has another pop after the corner, driving a low and very powerful effort straight at Ramsdale through the crowd. That’s held at the second attempt.

Up the other end, Tomiyasu puts one wide at the near-post. A bit of life, here.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

13:01 , Marc Mayo

It’s all a bit flat here, both on and off the pitch. Newcastle have kept Arsenal quiet and they’re starting to grow in confidence now. Arteta wanted a reaction after the Liverpool loss, but he hasn’t got it yet.

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29 mins: Save!

What a hit from Shelvey - turned onto the crossbar from Ramsdale! He took aim from 30 yards and it’s curling into the net before another top save from the keeper.

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28 mins: Smith Rowe and Aubameyang have not got into the game at all yet as Tavares swipes at a shot from distance again, which goes over.

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26 mins: Over!

A neat corner into the near-post meets Schar’s stooping header, which goes over. That caught Arsenal cold.

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25 mins: Lokonga concedes a foul trying to snatch the ball off Wilson in the Newcastle half, a bit of a frustrated groan at the award of that free-kick.

Saint-Maximin goes on a run and crosses onto Tomiyasu’s arm, but it’s in a natural position as he slides and a corner is given.

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22 mins: Newcastle settle in deep once again and cannot keep the ball for long enough to earn any serious respite from the Arsenal attacks.

Yet the hosts have not tested Dubravka other than that Odegaard set-piece.

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19 mins: Save!

Dubravka parries Odegaard’s free-kick away as it headed for the top corner. A fine stop.

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18 mins: Tavares stretches his legs down the left but the cross doesn’t beat the first man.

Arsenal come again and Willock fouls Odegaard in a good position, 20 yards out and just to the left of the D...

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16 mins: Chance!

A gentle, considered move is livened up by a delightful Lokonga ball over the top, which is just past Saka as he latches onto it at the far-post. His stretch diverts the ball wide.

Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium

12:44 , Marc Mayo

Patience is going to be the key word for Arsenal today. When Newcastle don't have the ball they are dropping deep, basically with 11 men in their own half. It's working so far and Arsenal just need to keep calm.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

12:42 , Marc Mayo

12 mins: The first corner is won by Tavares, after launching a shot into a defender and flying over.

Dubravka claims the cross.

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10 mins: A rare push up from Newcastle and Wilson appears to win the physical battle with Gabriel, but the striker is penalised for a foul by Stuart Attwell. That could have gone either way, really.

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9 mins: Rather comfortable if unspectacular for the Gunners so far, their possession stat nudging towards 90 per cent...

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5 mins: The first probing ball forward from Odegaard is hooked clear with Aubameyang chasing onto it, after a nice pass from Partey to get the attack moving.

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3 mins: Some comfortable Arsenal possession nearly breaks out for Saka, as Newcastle put on a soft press to minimise any space in behind.

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1 min: Joelinton and White immediately battling for the ball towards Arsenal goal but the striker commits a foul in the box.


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Here we go...

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The teams are out, let’s get this show on the road!


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TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App.

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Ten minutes until kick-off...


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In the dugout after missing his debut with Covid-19, Eddie Howe tells BT Sport: “It’s been a long absence for me.

“I’ve not really been there during the week but I’ve seen encouraging signs around the club.

“It’s done now, it’s history. I’m delighted to be back and lead this team.”

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This weekend sees Premier League clubs don rainbow laces in support of LGBTQ+ communities and their representation in football.

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

12:02 , Marc Mayo

Mikel Arteta tells BT Sport that team changes will be likely in the coming weeks as the busy Christmas period kicks in.

On keeping Tavares in the line-up, the Arsenal boss says: “He’s trying more and more and he doesn’t hide from it, [so we] play him again.”

Head-to-head record

11:58 , Marc Mayo

Since a 1-0 win in October 2010, Newcastle have not won in nine league trips to Arsenal - failing to score in their last five.

Arsenal wins: 82

Draws: 37

Newcastle wins: 67

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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So that’s one change for Arsenal as Odegaard comes in for Lacazette, and still no Tierney in at left-back.

Three changes for Newcastle who are expected to line up with three at the back, as Dubravka, Krafth and Fraser start. Willock is also in against his old side.

How the visitors line up...

11:37 , Marc Mayo

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Ritchie, Krafth, Lascelles, Schar, Fraser; Shelvey, Willock; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Wilson.

Subs: Darlow, Clark, Lewis, Hayden, Hendrick, Manquillo, Murphy, Almiron, Longstaff.

Here’s your Arsenal line-up...

11:32 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.

Subs: Leno, Tierney, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Elneny, Martinelli, Maitland-Niles, Lacazette, Nketiah.

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Evening Standard prediction

11:14 , Marc Mayo

While Newcastle can surely expect some improvement under the stewardship of Eddie Howe (albeit remotely at the moment), no team in the Premier League have conceded more often than them this season.

For that reason, Arsenal should win.

Arsenal to win 3-1.

Early team news

11:06 , Marc Mayo

Kieran Tierney recently made his return to Arsenal’s matchday squad and could come in for Nuno Tavares at left-back.

Granit Xhaka is still injured but, at the time of writing, Arteta has little else to worry about in terms of injuries though it will be interesting to see whether Thomas Partey is included having gone into the Liverpool game in some doubt about his fitness.

10:59 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal predicted XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Maitland-Niles; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.

How to watch

10:52 , Marc Mayo

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App.

Good morning!

10:49 , Marc Mayo

Let’s kick off this weekend of Premier League action with a clash in North London!

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