What the papers say: Arsenal victory puts Newcastle in real relegation danger

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The Sun Newcastle 1 Arsenal 3
IF Arsene Wenger thinks he is bonkers, what the hell must Chris Hughton’s state of mind be now? 

The Daily Mirror - Liverpool and Manchester City tried to hijack Andrey Arshavin's Arsenal move
Manchester City and Liverpool attempted to hijack Andrey Arshavin's move to Premier League rivals Arsenal. The 27-year-old Russian playmaker rejected a move to Eastlands just seven days before he finally completed his switch from Zenit St Petersburg to the Emirates.

The Daily Mail - Newcastle 1 Arsenal 3: Wenger backs Newcastle to beat the drop
Three months before he arrived at Highbury, Arsene Wenger witnessed Newcastle United’s phenomenal support for the first time. Hundreds of black-and-white shirts, kids pestering Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer for autographs and photographs, fans demanding passion and entertaining football. Yet there was not a Toon Army regular among them. This was Osaka, Japan, when Wenger was watching a pre-season friendly and still managing Grampus Eight.

The Daily Express - NEWCASTLE SHOT TO PIECES BY ARSENAL
THE fired-up Gunners, who couldn’t hit a barn door from 10 yards just a few weeks ago, ensured this was a conclusive eclipse of the Toon.

The Times‘Crazy’ Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out Arsenal title
Arsène Wenger has admitted that he may be “crazy”, but the Arsenal manager has not given up on winning the Barclays Premier League this season. After Manchester United and Chelsea lost on Saturday, Arsenal trail Sir Alex Ferguson’s side by ten points and while their pursuit appears doomed, Wenger retains a glimmer of optimism.

The Daily Telegraph - Chris Hughton struggling at Newcastle as relegation spectre looms
The Newcastle caretaker manager, Chris Hughton, has revealed the growing spectre of relegation at St James’ Park is causing him sleepless nights.

The Guardian Gambler Ashley dices with losing his Newcastle shirt
As a regular casino visitor Mike Ashley surely appreciates the perils of high-stakes gambles but he appears strangely oblivious to the gargantuan risk involved in leaving Newcastle United effectively managerless.

The Independent - Anger as light fades at St James'
No matter what some say, there are still good things about Newcastle United. One of them is the St James' Park DJ. As bewildered, silenced punters departed a scene of what felt very much like loss, the Tannoy cranked into "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out". Full-volume Morrissey warbling sweetly about a double-decker bus crash as the mournful shuffled out: this was a selection more inspired than many at this ground of late. Morrissey and marred.

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