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Newcastle fans react to performance of Nabil Bentaleb during Arsenal defeat

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Newcastle fans react to performance of Nabil Bentaleb during Arsenal defeat

The Algerian earned another chance to impress but didn’t grasp the opportunity at all.

Newcastle United were comprehensively beaten 4-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Despite a spirited display, the Magpies had no answer to four second-half goals from a rampant Gunners.

The first period saw Newcastle offer Mikel Arteta’s team all sorts of problems, but ultimately they failed to take their chances when they came along.

Steve Bruce’s men sit in 13th place in the Premier League and with 31 points they are seven clear of the relegation zone.

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Newcastle signed three players during the January transfer window. Danny Rose, Valentino Lazaro and Nabil Bentaleb all arrived and the trio started the game on Sunday.

Bentaleb is on loan from Schalke and he lined up in central midfield at the Emirates Stadium.

The club does hold an option to sign the midfielder for £8.5 million during the summer transfer window.

It’s fair to say that he didn’t have the best of games and the jury will probably remain out on the 25-year-old for a few weeks.

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Having arrived following a first-half of the campaign spent not playing football, it always seemed inevitable that a settling in period would take place.

A lack of match sharpness was evident during Sunday’s game and supporters took to Twitter to discuss the Algerian.

Here is a selection of tweets regarding the performance of Bentaleb.

 

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