Newcastle United were simply outstanding against Arsenal, on what was a perfect night for the club.
The atmosphere inside the ground before the game was electric, and the players delivered on the pitch. St James’ Park is a fortress once again, with every player in black and white putting in a performance to be proud of.
Eddie Howe’s side were sensational, and here are our Newcastle player ratings for the 2-0 win vs Arsenal.
Martin Dubravka 8/10
Dealt with everything that came his way, but was rarely tested by a limp Arsenal attack.
Emil Krafth 8/10
Justified his selection despite Kieran Trippier’s return. Dependable as ever up against Emile Smith-Rowe then Gabriel Martinelli.
Dan Burn 8/10
A fitting end to a fantastic start to Dan Burn’s Newcastle career. Unmoved all game and deserved the clean sheet.
Fabian Schar 8/10
An impressive return after missing the 5-0 hammering at Manchester City. Helped break the lines with his impressive passing before injury forced him off.
Matt Targett 8/10
Hopefully this isn’t the last time we see Matt Targett represent Newcastle at St James’ Park. He proved once again why he should be signed permanently.
Miguel Almiron 8/10
Ran his socks off once again. Miggy was bright on the ball and has really proved himself in recent weeks after a slow start under Eddie Howe.
Sean Longstaff 8/10
The local lad was much better this week and appeared to feed off the energy of the crowd. Longstaff put in some great tackles and mopped up well at times.
Bruno Guimaraes 10/10
Another goal and another wonderful performance from Bruno. Arsenal got a real taste of what they could’ve had.
A performance worthy of our player of the year. Played a pivotal role in the opening goal of the game and dominated midfield once again.
Allan Saint-Maximin 8/10
Maxi looked back to his best and almost ended his goal drought in the first half. Caused Arsenal so many problems, particularly in the first half.
Callum Wilson 10/10
This is exactly what we’ve been missing up front. Callum Wilson was a focal point as well as a goal threat and hounded the Arsenal backline all night. Our man of the match.
Jamaal Lascelles 8/10, Ryan Fraser 7/10, Jacob Murphy 7/10, Dwight Gayle N/A.