Unfortunately for Newcastle fans and Steve Bruce, the season didn’t get off to the best of starts on Sunday.

After a promising opening 45 minutes, a lapse in concentration by both Jetro Willems and Jamaal Lascelles allowed the Gunners to capitalise and go in front on the hour mark thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The pacey striker’s effort proved to be the difference between the two sides on a miserable day on Tyneside which left Magpies supporters deflated.

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Plenty of new faces were on show for Bruce at St James’ Park, who admitted after the match that the squad will need time to gel over the coming weeks.

But who makes our inaugural Power Rankings of the season? This will be a list of five players who have impressed in the gameweek over the course of the campaign.

As this was the opening game of the season, it’s safe to say that these rankings will change a fair bit as the 2019/20 campaign progresses (stats provided by Whoscored.com).