The one-time England striker says Arsene Wenger is making excuses.
The pundit has been discussing Newcastle's woes on the road.
The Sheffield Wednesday defender played with the West Ham United winger at Nottingham Forest.
Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 1-0 by West Ham United yesterday evening.
Phil Thompson believes the result was as bad as Sunday's against Manchester United.
The former Celtic striker feels the Norwegian is not good enough.
The goalkeeper should have done better from the Swiss international's strike.
HITC Sport's run-down of Sheffield Wednesday's top 30 players continues with Peter Eustace.
West Ham United won in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.
Dundee played out a goalless draw with Celtic at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday evening.