After last night’s sixth Premier League defeat on the bounce at Arsenal, here’s our ratings for the Newcastle players:

Tim Krul, 8 – Undoubtedly the best player in a Newcastle shirt. Made a number of brilliant saves but was let down yet again by his defence.

Mathieu Debuchy, 6 – Tried to assert himself as an attacking force down the right but was never going to get enough of the ball to create anything.

Mike Williamson, 3 – Shocking performance. Tried to play offside when it wasn’t on and failed to even challenge Giroud for his goal.

Fabricio Coloccini, 4 – Didn’t make any standout errors but it should be his responsibility to organise the back four. They were a shambles, meaning he wasn’t communicating well enough.

Paul Dummett, 4 – Caught out a few times and struggled to cope with Ozil, Ramsey and Cazorla.

Moussa Sissoko, 4 – Started off well enough with strong running and nice touches but let himself down with the foul for the free kick and losing Koscielny for the opening goal.

Cheick Tiote, 5 – Didn’t do much wrong. 35-yard shot was arguably the most likely source of a goal all game.

Vurnon Anita, 5 – Newcastle didn’t have the ball for long enough to get him involved.

Dan Gosling, 5 – Struggled to get into the game. Looked like a player playing at a level too high for him. Wasn’t the only one.

Yoan Gouffran, 4 – Offered little threat on the wing. Had Newcastle’s clearest chance of scoring when one on one with Szczesny but never looked confident enough to score.

Loic Remy, 6 – Isolated up front but whenever he got the ball he used it wisely. Showed good strength, pace and vision all match and set up Gouffran’s chance with a neat bit of play. Could be playing at the Emirates more often next season.


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