Newcastle United

Name Newcastle United Football Club

Founded 1881 (as Stanley AFC, later Newcastle East End)

Nickname(s) The Magpies, The Toon

Newcastle United kit

Club colours Black and white striped shirts, black shorts, black socks

Ground St James’ Park (52,387)

Last season 12th in the Premier League

Kevin Keegan

Manager Kevin Keegan (pictured left)

Record appearance maker Jimmy Lawrence 496

Record goalscorer Alan Shearer 206



Arsenal v Newcastle United - A complete record
Played Arsenal wins Draws Newcastle United Wins
162 62 36 65


  • Arsenal's first ever league game came against Newcastle United on September 2, 1893. It was a Second Division match which ended in a 2-2 draw. Eleven years later the Magpies were Arsenal's first First Division opponents. However this time the game ended in a 3-0 defeat for the Gunners.
  • In December 2001 Newcastle ended a run of 29 games without a win in London with a 3-1 victory at Highbury. It was the last defeat Arsenal suffered that season as they marched to a second Premiership title.
  • Newcastle are one of only three teams to have experienced victory over Arsenal more often than defeat. In 162 meetings between the two sides the Magpies have recorded three more wins than the Gunners. The other two Clubs with a better head to head record against us are Manchester United and Liverpool. 

European Fairs Cup Winners 1968
League Champions 1905, 1907, 1909, 1927
FA Cup Winners 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955

St James' Park

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22 Aug 2008