Newcastle suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in North London.
Laurent Koscielny’s goal in the 72nd minute proved to be the difference between the two sides in the Premier League encounter.
Former Newcastle striker Shearer was following the match, and he has suggested on Twitter that Arsenal were lucky.
It's very obvious what Newcastle need in this transfer window. Played well today but missed good chances AGAIN #luckyarsenal— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) January 2, 2016
Well played Cech,but @NUFC have to take there chances if they are going to stay in the PL,especially the way the results have gone today— mick quinn (@mickquinn1089) January 2, 2016
Over the cost of the 90 minutes at the Emirates Stadium, visitors Newcastle had 49% of the possession, took 15 shots of which just six were on target, and earned four corners.
The Gunners had 51% of the possession, took 16 shots of which only three were on target, and earned seven corners.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was kept busy, as he has to make as many as eight saves.