"The unusual thing in our last games is that our displays have been good but we didn't win".
Mesut Ozil's stunning first-half volley was enough for Arsenal to pick up a 1-0 victory over the Magpies at the Emirates Stadium, a result which saw Newcastle drop into the relegation zone courtesy of wins elsewhere for Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
Now, my math lets me down at times, but as per my calculations, that's an astonishing tally of 89 shots in the last 4 games, with just 3 of them finding the net.
"We will try to bring in some additions that will bring a lift to the team".
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The loss at the Emirates was Newcastle's eighth in their last nine league games, with the exception being a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. I was asking four or five players about it and they were very clear, 'Oh no, we can not and that was it.
"They want to give a very clear message that they care and they want to do things right so they have chose to cancel their Christmas party", the former Liverpool boss told reporters. "We had plenty of chances". We are a young team and when you are not winning you lose confidence, so we have to keep working this way.
"We were signing players for 200,000 Euros, some of them, and some of the top sides were playing £5million for players of the same age. We have a hard situation now but we know it could be worse".
"Two or three wins can turn the table 'round really quickly but we need to make sure that we show the same commitment and passion that we showed today (Saturday) and be a bit more ruthless in front of goal".
Fans took to Twitter to name him as Newcastle's man of the match, noting that he is something of a bargain given that Arsenal counterpart Granit Xhaka cost exponentially more just over a year ago.