Arsenal vs Newcastle LIVE: Latest FA Cup updates today

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Behind the scenes like Arsenal prepare for the FA Cup clash against Newcastle

Arsenal face Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round today as Mikel Arteta’s side begin their title defense. The Gunners have struggled for much of the current campaign but have regained form after a win over Chelsea. Arsenal have since beaten Brighton and West Brom to complete a three-game winning streak and rekindle some optimism ahead of the start of the FA Cup journey this season.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have seen their own form stutter recently and the Magpies are winless in their last six games in all competitions – a streak that includes four losses. Steve Bruce is hoping that the magic of the FA Cup can reinvigorate his side against the Gunners, and a cup run would certainly help improve the atmosphere at either club.
Both Arteta and Bruce respect the competition, with each manager lifting the cup as captain of Arsenal and Manchester United respectively. In fact, Arteta – who won the tournament the first time he applied as a manager last season – lifted the trophy as captain against Hull City, which Bruce was managing at the time. Bruce could take some sort of revenge for the heartbreaking 3-2 loss, and his Newcastle side will be desperate to come away with a result at the Emirates.
Follow all of the latest updates from the FA Cup third round match below.

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42 mins: Arsenal play a short corner to Willian but good defensive pressure from Almiron forces the Gunners to return. The Newcastle winger eventually recovers the ball and is awarded a free kick.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 6:12 PM
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39 min: Lascelles sends a long ball over the field that Carroll wins in the air. He walks towards Almiron who is beaten with a lost ball by Tierney. Arsenal then broke with Nelson who burst into the box to be blocked by a receding Carroll.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 6:10 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

36 mins: An Arsenal corner from Willian finds Pepe heading the ball in the general direction of the goal. Carroll intercepts it and puts the ball back over the bar. The second corner is then strongly treated by Newcastle.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 6:06 PM
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33 mins: Almiron had a good run in the middle of the box and picked up a ball across Sean Longstaff. Almiron panics a bit and blindly passes the ball back to the middle to return it to the Gunners when he has had time to maneuver.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 6:02 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

30 minutes: Close for Arsenal. Tierney passed Krafth on the left wing to create some space. He takes the ball into the box and chooses Nelson perfectly. Nelson takes too long on the ball and is closed causing scrambling in the area. The ball is free and is choked by Dubravka.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 5:59 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

27 mins: Andy Carroll tries to win an aerial balloon and jumps all over Joe Willock. His left arm flutters and he hits Willock on the top of the head. It’s not intentional but he still takes a yellow card.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 5:57 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

24 minutes: Jeff Hendrick fouls Pepe on Arsenal’s right side. David Luiz quickly takes the free kick and circles it for Aubameyang to chase him down. He stays to the side and retrieves the ball before throwing it into the box and taking a shot. Dubravka reacts abruptly and pays the ball to Willian who then puts his shot over the bar.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 5:56 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

21 mins: Joelinton beats Willock with a ball in midfield and bursts into the box. He seems caught between the options as Almiron runs to his right and Carroll is to his left. When it is finally closed, the ball is passed to Carroll who shoots and sees his shot blocked. The ball makes a loop and arrives in the middle of the box where Almiron tries to win it but it is flagged offside.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 5:51 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

18 minutes: Nelson finds Elneny who gives it to Pepe. Willock runs into the box but the pass into him goes out of play.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 5:49 PM
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Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

15 mins: Newcastle over-stretch in midfield and Elneny is able to play a nice ball up to Joe Willock’s lines. He runs into space on the right side of the pitch before sending it to Pepe on the wing. Pepe loses control of the ball and Newcastle wins a throw-in.
Michael JonesJanuary 9, 2021 5:47 PM

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