How did the players fare in Newcastle's 4-0 defeat at Arsenal?

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1):

Leno 6; Bellerin 6, Mustafi 6, Luiz 7, Saka 8; Xhaka 6, Ceballos 6 (Torreira 81); PEPE 8, Ozil 6, Aubameyang 7,; Nketiah 6 (Lacazette 84).

Subs (not used): Martinez (gk), Sokratis, Kolasinac, Willock, Martinelli.

NEWCASTLE (3-4-2-1):

4 Dubravka: Will not want to see Arsenal’s third goal again after he bundled Ozil’s effort into his own net

5 Fernandez: Defended well for the opening 45 minutes, but was partially responsible for allowing Aubameyang to head home Arsenal’s opener

6 Lascelles: The pick of Newcastle’s defence as he fared reasonably well against Arsenal’s central striker Nketiah

5 Clark: Wasted a good opportunity to pull a goal back in the second half and was injured by a late lunge from Saka

5 Lazaro: Showed some bright attacking touches in the first half, but was at fault for both Arsenal goals in the second

6 S Longstaff: Tried to get Newcastle on the front foot at the heart of midfield – made some useful forward passes

4 Bentaleb: Hard to see what he is doing to justify his place at the heart of the Magpies midfield – needs to step up a level of two

5 Rose: Defended solidly for the most part, but wasn’t able to make much of an impact driving down the flank

5 Almiron: As ever, his effort couldn’t be faulted, but he wasn’t able to get much joy out of the Arsenal defence

7 SAINT-MAXIMIN: The pick of the Newcastle team as his dribbling caused problems – hit the post with an excellent solo effort

5 Joelinton: Held the ball up reasonably well in the first half, but only three of his 47 touches came in the Arsenal box


Ritchie (for Lazaro, 75)

Hayden (for Fernandez, 75)

Schar (for Clark, 83)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Lejeune, M Longstaff, Atsu.

Man Of The Match: PEPE – The Arsenal winger scored one goal and set up two more as he ran the Newcastle defence ragged in the second half.