Mikel Arteta is set to face the press after Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners response to a disappointing Champions League defeat to Porto got off to an emphatic start as Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice went close before Gabriel’s header bounced off Loris Karius onto Sven Botman and just over the line.

The game was played at a fever pitch atmosphere and Arsenal did not let up. Gabriel Martinelli was found in behind the Newcastle defence by Jorginho just before the half hour mark, leaving the Brazilian to square for Kai Havertz to tap home.

Eddie Howe’s side showed more in the second half with Alexander Isak going close. Bukayo Saka then curled home from the right channel of the box just after the hour mark to end the game as a contest.

Jakub Kiwior then headed home from another Declan Rice corner to extend the lead further. There was still time for Joe Willock to come back to his old club and deny them the clean sheet though.

You can read everything Arteta has to say on all that and much more with football.london’s chief Arsenal correspondent Kaya Kaynak in our live blog below.

Kaya Kaynak

Arteta on the reaction

The character, the personality and that the team has more. If you feel sorry for yourself for three days what happens?

Kaya Kaynak

Arteta on winning after Europe

It shows how much we want it. Credit to the staff for all the effort for recovering the players. We wanted the game the next day.

Kaya Kaynak

Arteta on if Jover is getting a bonus

That’s probably for the owner. The fact that we are scoring goals in various ways is really satisfying. We have to continue to do that. We have to keep getting better, and get players back.

Kaya Kaynak

Arteta on the game

Yes. I think we had a great performance. Big credit to the boys after just half a day to prepare the game. They played with a lot of courage and we got rewarded.

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Kaya Kaynak

Havertz on Jorginho

Kai Havertz has spoken to TNT Sports about his teammate Jorginho:

“I know him a lot, so for me it is nice to play with him he knows me well. “It makes life easy for me – he is a world class player.”

Kaya Kaynak

Saka responds to Rio Ferdinand

Bukayo Saka speaking to TNT Sports after the game –

“No comment. I am happy with another goal today and more importantly happy to win.

“I am working hard every day and giving my best. Obviously I have great teammates giving me good passes which helps as well.

“We have been working hard and there is a lot of quality going forward and it is starting to click now – we just need to continue with this [form].”

Kaya Kaynak

Player ratings

Martin Odegaard didn’t get any goals or assists but he was outstanding again. Same for Kai Havertz in the nine. Bukayo Saka setting records, it’s been a great day for #AFC.

Read Kaya Kaynak’s full player ratings here.

Martin Odegaard and Kai Havertz were excellent as Arsenal thrashed Newcastle. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Kaya Kaynak


Hello and welcome to football.london’s coverage of Mikel Arteta’s press conference after Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Newcastle