The results of the Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings by fans.
Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.
Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.
Easily man of the match in black and white, Mikel Merino returned to something close to his earlier form with a supporter rating of 7.4.
Next best were defenders Jamaal Lascelles (6.5) and DeAndre Yedlin (5.8), the captain once again bringing some order to the defence and Yedlin the energy (Winger Jacob Murphy also getting a half decent fan rating of 5.6).
Similar to Everton on Wednesday though, fellow defenders Florian Lejeune (4.3) and Javier Manquillo (4.4) were amongst the very weakest in the eyes of fans.
Four other players were rated below 5.0, winger Christian Atsu (4.3) totally ineffective, whilst Isaac Hayden (4.8) once again struggled in central midfield at this level, though he never stopped trying.
Front pair Joselu (4.6) and Perez (4.7) were the other two marked down, a little harsh on Joselu maybe as he won plenty in the air and didn’t do too badly overall.
However, no doubting that it was only once Ritchie (6.8) and Gayle (5.7) came off the bench that Newcastle eventually posed a threat.
The less said about Mohamed Diame (2.6) the better, when it comes to the brief time he was on the pitch.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7pm on Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Arsenal 1 Newcastle 0
Arsenal: Ozil 23
Possession was Arsenal 71% Newcastle 29%
Total shots were Arsenal 23 Newcastle 10
Shots on target were Arsenal 5 Newcastle 2
Corners were Arsenal 7 Newcastle 5
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo, Murphy (Gayle 67), Hayden, Merino (Diame 82), Atsu (Ritchie 54), Perez, Joselu
Darlow, Clark, Dummett, Aarons
Crowd: 59,379 (Newcastle 3,000)
(Method in the madness of Rafa’s team selection – Read HERE)
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s match, go HERE)
(Newcastle in bottom three after Saturday results, read HERE)