Arsenal fans were concerned that Newcastle’s takeover and accompanying massive wealth growth would have a long-term negative influence on the club’s competitiveness, especially because the Magpies aspire to compete at the top of the table.
However, the journey since the takeover has not been simple, and Arsenal has had no cause to be concerned about their rivals in the north east.
Newcastle are 19th in the Premier League table, two points from safety, having played one game more than Watford in 17th place and two more than Burnley in 18th place.
Inevitably, the club will spend heavily in the January transfer window in an attempt to avoid relegation.
The club’s goals, on the other hand, have given Arsenal supporters little cause for alarm and, as a result, highlight a possible blunder in the St James’ Park approach.
Newcastle’s first signing of the winter window is expected to be Kieran Trippier. Eddie Howe’s right-hand side will be bolstered by the 31-year-old former Spurs full-back.
Arsenal used a similar strategy when they signed Willian, David Luiz, and Cedric in the past.
Experiential Premier League players that cost a lot of money but didn’t make the effect they were supposed to.
Willian resigned after just one season, with Arsenal in its lowest Premier League position since before Arsene Wenger’s tenure.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been linked with a move to Newcastle. After losing his captaincy, the Gabonese striker has fallen out of favor at Arsenal.
The Gunners are willing to let the 32-year-old depart this winter in order to acquire a new striker sooner rather than later.
Trippier, who is expected to cost around £12 million, represents a desire to see instant results from any new acquisition.