Newcastle’s boss, Steve Bruce, was left disappointed with the defeat to Arsenal.
The Gunners were comfortable 2-0 winners at St James’ Park.
Bruce said, “We’re disappointed because we haven’t got near the performances of late. Arsenal played well. It’s a poor goal after four minutes. When you’re chasing against these lads it’s always going to be difficult. Arsenal were the better side today it was as simple as that.
“We are delighted to see we are a bigger threat. Allan Saint-Maximin in the last few weeks has produced all sorts of magic but it wasn’t quite there today. We’ve never thought [we’re safe]. We have four games left and we still have a lot to play for. We didn’t play well enough today against a decent Arsenal team. We have to regroup, go again and get ready for next week.
“It was simply that service to [the attackers]. I think Allan probably played too deep. He was a little frustrated and got too deep.”