Arsenal Leap Frog Arch North London Rivals Spurs As They Move Into Third: Highlights. Manager Comments. Player Ratings & Stats.
By Marc Gingell
2-0 & 2-1 Who Lumped On!
Backers of 2-0 and 2-1 might have been in the money this Premier League weekend as nine of the ten games finished this way!
|ATT: 59,869||Aaron Ramsey 30′|
|REF: A Taylor||Alexandre Lacazette 83|
Perfect 10 Out Of 10
Arsenal moved into third place with a comfortable 2-0 over Newcastle at The Emirates to continue their fine home form this season. Only Manchester City have won there in the first game of the season. That makes 10 home wins on the bounce and the first time that’s happened in one season at The Emirates.
Juventus Bound Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey, who the Arsenal fans won’t be seeing much off in the future as he heads to Juventus, scored the first on 30 minutes. He actually found the net in the 12th minute as he came in at the back post from a corner to finish. But referee Taylor disallowed it for pushing, pulling, and shoving in the box. Normal kind of corner stuff that goes unpunished so many times and another good reason for bringing in VAR next season.
The one that counted came when Ramsey flicked the ball through to Alexandre Lacazette in the box. Lacazette couldn’t control it and the ball bounced back to Ramsey as he continued his run into the box. Without altering his momentum he stroked the ball into the corner. Lacazette nearly made it two just before half time but Matt Ritchie headed his shot off the line.
Arsenal were dominate with as much as 70% of possession but they needed a second goal to kill off the game. That came in the 82nd minute from the man who loves scoring at The Emirates.
Outside the box Lacazette flicked the ball up to his strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang headed towards the D of Newcastle’s penalty area and, as Newcastle defenders dithered, Lacazette nipped in and dinked the ball over the advancing Martin Dubravka.
Arsenal: Leno (7), Maitland-Niles (7), Sokratis (7), Mustafi (7), Monreal (7), Kolasinac (7), Guendouzi (7), Ramsey (8), Iwobi (6), Ozil (8), Lacazette (8).
Subs: Elneny (6), Aubameyang (7), Mkhitaryan (n/a),
Newcastle: Dubravka (6), Yedlin (5), Lejeune (5), Lascelles (4), Dummett (5), Ritchie (7), Hayden (5), Diame (5), Perez (5), Almiron (5), Rondon (4).
Subs: Ki (5), Muto (5), Kenedy (5).
Man of the Match: Mesut Ozil
- Arsenal have won 10 consecutive Premier League home games within the same season for the first time since May 1998.
- Arsenal have kept three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for the first time since December 2017.
- Newcastle have lost 28 Premier League games against Arsenal – versus no other side have they lost more in the competition.
- There were just 10 shots in this match, the fewest in a Premier League game since Bournemouth vs Leicester in August 2015 (9).
- Arsenal are finishing a Premier League matchday ahead of Tottenham in the table for the first time since December 2nd, after they beat their north London rivals 4-2.
- Arsenal have won all 17 of their Premier League home games in which Aaron Ramsey has scored for them.
- Despite making only five substitute appearances this season, no player has been involved in more Premier League goals as a sub in 2018-19 than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (6 – 4 goals, 2 assists).
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