The results of the Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings by fans.

Always interesting 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.

This is becoming a little bit repetitive…

In the 3-0 win over Southampton it was Jonjo Shelvey who was Newcastle man of the match in our ratings from Newcastle fans.

Then we had Mohamed Diame getting top marks in the 1-0 victory over Huddersfield.

At Leicester, it was back to Jonjo Shelvey as he pulled the strings to down Leicester 2-1.

Now, you won’t be surprised to learn, we are back wit Mohamed Diame after Sunday’s display.

An all-action display sees Diame deservedly getting a collective fan rating of 9.1.

In second place come his central midfield partner Jonjo Shelvey with 8.3, sharing that mark with goalcorer Ayoze Perez.

Matt Ritchie (8.1) scored the winning goal and is the fourth player to get a rating of over 8.0.

Nobody let the side down but no surprise to see all of the back five getting decent marks.

Martin Dubravka (7.3) had few saves to make but once again was excellent at dealing with high balls into the box, with the exception of one that he didn’t properly connect with in the second half.

Lascelles (7.7) and Lejeune (7.5) once again very good in the middle of defence, with Paul Dummett (7.8) solid and DeAndre Yedlin (7.2) energetic and with an assist for the equaliser.

Kenedy (7.3) had a quieter game but came into his own as the game opened up later on, seeing one effort deflected onto the woodwork.

The odd man out though is Dwight Gayle (6.6) who is maybe harshly treated as he did well to help create the first goal and his unselfish running in behind was essential to how Rafa wanted to play, with Shelvey dropping the ball over the top.

Special mention for sub Islam Slimani (7.6), he was on less than half an hour and looks a right handful. As well as creating the winner, the striker linked play up well and put some clever passes in, including the one where Kenedy came close to scoring.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm 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.

newcastle v arsenal player ratings

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Arsenal 1

Goals:

Newcastle: Perez 29, Ritchie 68

Arsenal: Lacazette 14

Possession was Arsenal 72% Newcastle 28%

Total shots were  Arsenal 15 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were Arsenal 3 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Arsenal 5 Newcastle 2

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 86), Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Joselu 79), Gayle (Slimani 63))

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden

Crowd: 52,210 (2,700 Arsenal approx)

(Alan Shearer revels in Newcastle win and has Piers Morgan and other Arsenal fans biting – Read HERE)

(United fan/writer instant reaction to the 2-1 victory – Read it HERE)

(Match ratings of all NUFC players after beating Arsenal – Read HERE)

(Arsene Wenger says Newcastle didn’t even deserve a point…Read HERE)

(Rafa Benitez reaction after final whistle – Read HERE)

(Garth Crooks revisits ‘Rafa could win Premier League with Newcastle’ comments – Read HERE)

(Mohamed Diame talks through the win over Arsenal and reaching PL safety – Read it HERE)



  • Leazes.

    These aren’t marks from fans Graham….they are marks from whoever put the first results in and led the average which is shown alongside!

    You can’t lead an objective poll like that mate, it has to be done blind without the running score alongside otherwise you have corrupted results!

    • Rich Lawson

      I may be paranoid,but I also think I am seeing him (computer) re-using other peoples comments in his posts as if they were his own ?

      • Coach Clagnut

        Nah, not paranoid mate. I’ve noticed it to. They may have to wait a day or so before re-hashing a comment into an article, hoping no-one remembers the original comment, but they gotta get their clicks from somewhere and they are a pretty unimaginative lot.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      they`ll never learn how to get a true reflection of ratings, or maybe they don`t want to

  • Arty Hume

    Now we are safe…we have ” The Irreplaceable One “, universally loved on the Tyne and ” The Despicable One ” universally despised on the Tyne, something has to give this year. Despite all the adversity Rafa has had to endure, he has shown his quality and pedigree as a world class manager and in less than two years he has been with us has enhanced his reputation enormously. Who else could have accomplished such a feat with our club??? Sadly there must be a clash somewhere along the road as I cannot see Rafa being railroaded again. By far the best result would be a take over so the club could reach its true potential, IMHO I believe too many bridges have been burned for ” The Despicable one ” to stay any longer than this season. We live in hope.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    If you have four or five players performing at the top of their game and who are half way there to winning a game It’s since Kennedy has come in the team that we have done better as he has improved Perez and Gayle and Diame has helped Shelvey and vice versa. Nice to see Perez get above 3.4 sure this site is mellowing in it’s old age.

    • JEz_Brizzle

      I’m well happy for Perez – I have been dismissive of his goal threat all the way along, and felt he loses the ball too often, in the attempt to get the fancy stuff done. But with Rafa playing him as second striker, it seems to be coming for him… as the team has gained confidence, so has he in front of goal. Lets hope it continues. Wonder who Rafa will take off for Slimani though? Gayle with his energy? Or Perez with his ability (potential ability?)?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Sadly think Gayle will make way for the new striker shortly to give him a run in the team could be as early as West Brom at home.
        The problem we had the first half of the season was that Gayle and Perez were to isolated and lost the ball far to easily now they have more support.

        • JEz_Brizzle

          I think Perez was an issue in the first half of the season. He didn’t perform well, often nice touches but no decent product… but he also seemed to play mainly left wing… so is it that Kennedy has given the freedom for Rafa to push him more central… and he’s had a result or two and started firing.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    It`s all coming together isn`t it,
    well the Fat Guy will soon put paid to that in the summer

  • Cuh

    The odd man out though is Dwight Gayle (6.6) who is maybe harshly treated as he did well to help create the first goal and his unsel…

    He miscontrolled a worldie pass, ruining an attacking move, then gave it off to Yedlin. Since when is that doing well to help create?

    • pedrodelgardo

      He made the run giving Jonjo a target – that’s how, it takes two to make a good pass.

    • JEz_Brizzle

      one or two poor controls when running your heart out to stretch the defence. Yes not a stellar performance, but an important part to the tactics. Not many other players would put the shift in that he does. Yes not premiership quality, but huge heart. and effort that should be applauded.