• Arteta: ‘We will try to defend the club in the right way’
  • Late decision on Gabriel Magalhães’ fitness for Newcastle game

Mikel Arteta denies trying to manufacture a “them against us” culture inside the Arsenal dressing room as they look to secure the two wins that would guarantee a return to Champions League football, and claims he offered no complaints about the refereeing calls made during Thursday’s damaging derby defeat to Spurs.

Arsenal’s result at Newcastle on Monday night will determine whether they enter the final day of the season with their fate in their own hands. A win will mean three points against Everton secure a place among the elite; anything else will hand Spurs a similar advantage when they travel to Norwich.

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