He simply responded with a slight grin on his face: "Oh, we were better than you today Al".
And speaking last night, Newcastle supporter Shearer admitted the midfielder was the difference between the two sides on the day. Arsenal looked disjointed and at sea in the first half, but took control when Torreira came on.More news: African Swine Fever: 2 cases confirmed in Belgium
"The difference was he looked forward so quickly".
Both teams made a change at the back, with Clark having to replace the injured Jamaal Lascelles and Arsenal boss Emery opting to give Lucas Torreira 45 minutes in the spot of Matteo Guendouzi. Every time he got the ball his first thought was 'Can I move it forward?' and there was so much more movement ahead of him where there wasn't in the first half.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said he wants his players "to be angry", after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expressed discontent at being substituted during a poor display at St James' Park.
"I am delighted for Torreira, because he wants to get the ball forward he wants to attack and get players forward that can hep hurt the opposition", Wright added.More news: Jamie Murray: Serena Williams' sexism claims 'far-fetched'
Emery shared those same feelings in his post-match interview after the game, although he admitted his side can improve on the performance.
Hopefully the rest will do him good as we need Ramsey to be 100 percent fit for our Premier League clash with Everton next Sunday as we head in to a busy period that sees us competing in three different competitions over the coming weeks. But maybe in the second half we needed a little more balance on the pitch with the positioning.
'No, not really. I think it was a hard start for us in the first 20 minutes.More news: Huawei's foldable smartphone is coming to replace your PC in 2019