Before the game, Steve Bruce claimed that ‘the gloves were off‘ and he picked an attacking team but his side still failed to create any notable chances and ended the match with just the one shot on target and 34% possession.
Some of the goals Newcastle conceded as well were awful as the Gunners caught the Toon out in the second half and piled on the misery to extend Newcastle’s winless run.
These comments from Lascelles annoyed many Toon fans.
“Blah blah blah blah. He has a responsibility as team captain to step up and he’s doing the opposite.”
“JAMAAL, We didn’t attempt to come back into the game lad. What planet again?”
“@Lascelles16 you need to be the captain now and show the hierarchy that enough is enough under Bruce! He is making a joke out of you all.”
Are you annoyed with these comments from Lascelles?
Yes, not happy at all
No, what else can he say?
This post continued to draw in angry Newcastle fans who had their say.
“How many drawing boards have we gone through this season ?? Same thing after every shambolic display!”
“He went missing for the first goal, defensively second half we were all over the place, you wouldn’t think lascelles was playing or even leading the team, embarrassing quotes from him”
“ReallyHe gets turned inside out by a youngster and you’ve got a 80k week who can’t clear the first player. Appalling”
Newcastle are in dreadful form and face a tough run of games coming that will see them play Villa, Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United, so something needs to change, or Newcastle could find themselves dragged into a relegation battle.