Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren leapt to the defence of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic after he was sent off just five games into his career on Tyneside.
Mitrovic, who was booked in each of his first two appearances for the club, was dismissed by referee Andre Marriner after catching midfielder Francis Coquelin 16 minutes into the Magpies' 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who accused McClaren's men of taking a "physical" approach to a game in which they also had six players...
NEWCASTLE, England -- Three thoughts on Arsenal's 1-0 win over 10-man Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
1. Arsenal win but questions remain over attackers
Saturday's 1-0 win at St James' Park represented a second away victory for Arsenal as they got back on track after an indifferent start to the season. Newcastle never made life easy, even when striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off after 15 minutes, but a fortunate Fabricio Coloccini own goal settled the sides.
Fabricio Coloccini's own goal handed Arsenal a hard-fought victory at Newcastle after Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off just 16 minutes into the game.
Serbia international Mitrovic, who has now picked up two bookings and a sending-off in his first five appearances for the club, received a straight red card from referee Andre Marriner after catching Francis Coquelin with an over-the-ball challenge in front of a crowd of 50,388 at St James' Park.
Arsenal, who had already started the better, dominated...