Newcastle suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday night as Rafael Benitez’s torrid record at the Emirates continues, with the Magpies boss still yet to record a victory on his travels to the stadium.

Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a deserved lead 15 minutes before the break, in a first half that also saw the Welshman have a goal disallowed. 

Newcastle offered very little in the way of going forwards as they set up in an attempt to frustrate Arsenal, but with 10 minutes remaining it looked as though Benitez’s side could snatch an unlikely draw with the score still at 1-0.

Substitute Ki Sung-Yueng had an effort from range as Newcastle began to push forwards slightly, however the Magpies defence fell apart just moment later as Arsenal doubled their lead.

Alexandre Lacazette, who was bright throughout, drifted away from his marker to play a lofted one-two with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Jamaal Lascelles failed to deal with the Frenchman’s run and allowed Lacazette to lob the onrushing Martin Dubravka. 

Newcastle remain seven points clear of the relegation zone following the defeat, and here’s how we rated the Magpies against Arsenal.