Micky Quinn highlights one positive from Newcastle United’s defeat to Arsenal

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Newcastle United lost 2-1 to Arsenal at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Micky Quinn has highlighted in The Chronicle the one positive from Newcastle United’s defeat to Arsenal at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

The Magpies failed to return to winning ways in the Premier League as they went down 2-1 to the Gunners at home.

It was the third successive defeat for Newcastle this month and saw them remain 12th in the league table with 35 points from 30 matches.

However, former Newcastle defender picked out one positive from the loss: the backing of the fans.

“The best thing for me was that the crowd got back into it again,” the 52-year-old wrote in The Chronicle. “The atmosphere at St James’ Park has been flat and that’s something I never thought I would ever say.”

There were no fewer than 50,544 spectators at St. James’ Park for the Premier League game between Newcastle and Arsenal, most of them supporters of the home team.

Although the performance of Newcastle in the first half left much to be desired, the players stepped up their game in the second period and could have even snatched a draw.

It was clear that the Magpies fans enjoyed the fighting spirit shown by the players after the break, and Carver and his team will now hope that they continue to get that support.

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