Arsenal were beaten in the Premier League for the first time this season at Newcastle on Saturday.
Newcastle shrugged off a mounting injury crisis to climb into the top six after winning a feisty encounter at St. James’ Park 1-0.
Anthony Gordon’s controversial winner 25 minutes from time survived a VAR check for three different offences before it was finally awarded.
Gabriel Magalhaes claimed he was fouled by Brazilian international teammate Joelinton before the ball broke for Gordon to smash into an empty net.
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A check for offside and whether the ball had gone out of play earlier in the move also proved inconclusive.
Arsenal’s lack of a world-class number nine in the absence of the injured Gabriel Jesus was exposed as they failed to muster a response against a makeshift Newcastle defence.