Pic: Newcastle fans with a message for owner Mike Ashley at the Darts Championship last night

The news of an imminent takeover by Amanda Staveley and her team seemed to have no effect on Newcastle’s horrendous form in the league as Arsenal became the latest team to inflict a damaging blow to Rafa Benitez’s plans as he looks to steer the Toon out of the relegation zone.

Newcastle fans were understandably elated when the news of the takeover first broke out and have openly backed the move after being largely unimpressed by Mike Ashley’s management of the club since the Brit took over in 2010.

However various reports suggest that their relegation perils have slowed down talks, with the potential owners worried about taking over a club in crisis and poised to crash out of the top flight at the end of the season.

The situation has left the Spaniard in a tough spot as he looks for money to spend during the January window in a bid to reinforce a thin squad plagued with injuries so as to mount a strong fight for survival.

Impatient fans have continuously used social media to show their support for Amanda Staveley and a photo clicked at the darts championship yesterday really manages to capture the mood of fans amidst all of the confusion.

Check out the AshleyOut banner at the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship below –

Via @jackswailes_

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