Saturday’s game was the first time Newcastle’s new head coach, Eddie Howe was in the technical field as he struggles to ensure the club’s survival in the Premier League. However, he failed as Arsenal smashed Newcastle United with a 2-1 match score. The scorers were Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
Saka celebrates after scoring his second goal in the Premier League this season. The defeat secured Newcastle six points to finish last, five points behind fourth-placed, Leeds United. Arsenal fully deserved the win, an impressive performance that was rewarded with two beautiful goals in the second half by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Gabriel Martinelli scores Arsenal’s second goal during their Premier League match against Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium.
This was Newcastle’s third football match in the Premier League, following the club’s controversial takeover by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). Headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, PIF owns 80% of the club, with the rest being shared between RB Sports & Media and PCP Capital Partners, whose executive director led the acquisition.
Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe is yet to see his team win after replacing Steve Bruce. Among Arsenal’s goals, Newcastle demanded a penalty after striker Callum Wilson fell into the box after a challenge from Nuno Tavares, but the game continued.
In a conversation with BT Sport, Eddie Howe told, “The match was decided in a Callum Wilson incident and a penalty – a stern appeal against us – then scored later. The moment is very important in football. We have to get that win as fast as possible.”