Newcastle United suffer fresh injury blow after Man United game as player ruled out v Arsenal

Newcastle United have been dealt a new injury blow as the club’s injury woes continue.
Matt Targett is expected to miss Newcastle United’s Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday evening (kick-off 5:30pm).

On Wednesday, the left-back was making his third start of the 2023-24 season against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, but he suffered a hamstring injury within the first three minutes.

Targett was replaced by Miguel Almiron, who scored in the 26th minute before Lewis Hall and Joe Willock added goals to send the Magpies into the competition’s quarter finals.

“It was a massive performance from the players, I can’t credit them enough,” Howe said.

“From our perspective, there are some great stories to come out of the game.”

“The only negative was the loss of Matt Targett early in the game, which was a huge blow for us.” More credit to the players for their response after that moment, as well as some outstanding performances.”

When asked about Targett, Howe said, “I have no idea why it happened or how it happened really.” It’s strange because he stretched his leg up to tackle early in the game, and the second he hit the ground, he was waving to us on the side.

“I could tell he was in trouble. It appears to be a hamstring injury, which would be devastating.


“My only hope is that he wasn’t running at the time.” They’re sometimes the worst ones when you’re in an explosive action, but he was in pain and is now struggling to walk. It does not appear to be a good situation.”

Targett joins Newcastle’s growing list of absentees, which currently stands at nine players.


Lewis Hall and Joe Willock saw the Magpies advance into the quarter finals of the competition.

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