Newcastle were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at The Emirates in Eddie Howe’s first game in the dugout.

Arsenal scored twice in quick succession after half-time through Bukayo Saka and substitute Gabriel Martielli.

Howe made the switch to 4-4-2, moving Joelinton inside to support Callum Wilson.

But the England striker endured a tough afternoon and a game to forget.

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Wilson had just 13 touches in 90 minutes as Newcastle struggled to get him the ball.

He did not have any shots at goal, on or off target, according to WhoScored.

The one opening he did have, he went down in the box and Howe felt Newcastle should have had a penalty.

Within seconds, it was 2-0 to Arsenal and that effectively put the game to bed as a context.

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