Player ratings as stubborn Magpies hold league leaders

Arsenal’s perfect home record this season came to an end against the meanest defence in the Premier League as Newcastle held out for a 0-0 draw.

Eddie Howe’s side were resolute throughout and did whatever they could to kill the speed of the game, preventing Arsenal from finding their flow.

Arsenal had a glorious chance just a few minutes in as a scramble in the box fell to Martin Odegaard who, surprisingly, couldn’t control his strike and lashed high and wide.

Nick Pope then had to get down low to deny Bukayo Saka, before Granit Xhaka hit the side netting and scuffed another effort from…


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