'We will' - Newcastle United co-owner issue message after Arsenal defeat

Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal scores his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal scores his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal scores his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) | Arsenal FC via Getty Images
Newcastle United suffered a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal and co-owner Jamie Reuben has provided his verdict on the result.

Jamie Reuben says Newcastle United will "come back stronger" following their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Eddie Howe's side fell 4-0 behind following an own goal by Sven Botman, plus strikes from Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka and Jakub Kiwior before substitute Joe Willock added a consolation in the closing stages.

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The Magpies remain eighth in the Premier League table but the result has brought further concern over the defensive record with their 20 goals shipped in 2024 so far the worst in the division.

But the focus swiftly turns to Tuesday's FA Cup fifth round tie against Blackburn Rovers and Reuben has backed United to respond.

"Not the result we wanted - we will regroup and come back stronger," the Newcastle co-owner posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. "Thank you to the travelling @NUFC supporters for making what is an especially difficult and long journey this evening."

Howe's men were backed by a sold out away end at the Emirates Stadium, despite the 8pm kick-off meaning thousands of supporters were left stranded in London overnight.

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Speaking about the fans, Howe said: "Well, I thought they were magnificent for us again today, which again isn't taken for granted.

"You know how difficult today's been for them to get here and the fact they can't get home tonight so for them to stand by the players in this difficult moment was much appreciated.

"We're going to need them again against Blackburn. We need to stick together. There's only one way for success, and that's for the club to be as one."

Around 7,000 will make the visit to Ewood Park in just over 48 hours time as United look to advance into the FA Cup quarter-finals for just the second time in 18 years.

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