Newcastle rally to down Arsenal

Newcastle rally to down Arsenal

Newcastle rally to down Arsenal

The Gunners broke forward at pace, with Mustafi picking out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who in-turn played a dinked pass from the left-hand side to Lacazette at the back post where he swept home.

So with the Magpies breaking their Arsenal hoodoo, who were the winners and losers?

The Gunners are now sixth in the Premier League, 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and only two clear of seventh-placed Burnley, though they do have a game in hand on the Clarets.

Arsenal pressed hard for an equaliser but Newcastle defended stoutly to claim a fourth successive victory.

"It's been the story of our season, 70% possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", Wenger said.

Willock may have had to wait for his Premier League debut but has already played in the Europa League, appearing in both group games against Red Star and BATE Borisov, while also coming on as a substitute in the second leg of the round of 32 tie against FK Ostersund.

The result sees Arsenal stay sixth and means they are the same number of points - 33 - above bottom-of-the-table West Brom as they are behind leaders Manchester City.

The loss left Arsenal in danger of dropping below seventh-place Burnley with a month left of the season.

Five away fixtures so far in this calendar year for the Gunners and not a single point registered.

After the game, Gunners goalie Petr Cech said the defeat summed up life away from the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger rotated heavily from the 2-2 draw at Moscow, which sent Arsenal through to the Europa League semifinals, with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere all left at home. Their worst record under Wenger was in 2011-12, when they shipped 49.

It was Arsenal's 11th defeat of the season. They face Atletico Madrid in the last four and will qualify for the Champions League if they win the competition. "Today we didn't play incredible football because we played an unbelievable team, but you have to manage how you play and compete for the win".

The decision not to bring in the system next season was made at a recent Premier League shareholders meeting in London, when all 20 member clubs voted.

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