Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal: What Howe said

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "The circumstance around it [the match], we're suffering a bit of bad luck at the moment - we're losing players but the response of the players we do have fit and available has has been incredible. Can see from the spirit at the end, the determination to hold on, the collective effort was superb."

On Anthony Gordon's goal: "With every VAR check that was going on we thought one would cost us in the end. Initially I thought it was a good goal but I saw hesitation rom the referee. Obviously pleased goal was given, a good goal from our perspective.

"It was a real battle between normally two teams a lot more fluid than that. Both teams knew we had to fight to win. Wasn't a game of beauty. It was lot of aerial balls, which was a a marker of how hard the game was. Thankfully, we came out on top."

On picking up more injuries: "That's the concern. A negative point from today, it looks like we have lost Dan [Burn]. We knew we were taking a risk with Jacob. But now he will have surgery on his shoulder.

On winning despite injuries: "It shows we've got very good players still fit and available. We wont feel sorry for ourselves. A big week for us, still two fixtures before the international break."