Published: Sun, September 16, 2018

Newcastle United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

Newcastle United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

After a goalless first 45 minutes, Granit Xhaka broke the deadlock shortly after the break with a sumptuous free-kick.

Arsenal made it three consecutive wins in the Premier League after seeing off Newcastle 2-1 at St James' Park.

Mesut Ozil then doubled their tally 10 minutes after to give Unai Emery's men breathing space.

Newcastle's heads dropped thereafter and, despite Ciaran Clark's stoppage-time header, they have just the solitary point from a daunting start to the season, while Arsenal's bid for a return to the top four is gathering steam.

However, Arsenal were able to cope with the late blip to get their third successive win on the board, moving level on points with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

In their third game, which was against West Ham United, coach Unai Emery did not include former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil into the squad and it widely drew interests from European media as they suggested Emery had problems with Ozil.

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However, speaking after the win today, Emery eased those fears after telling reporters he doesn't think Ramsey's injury is anything serious as he feels the player is simply suffering from fatigue.

He said: "We are improving".

"Also when the left-back and the right-back are arriving in the box we want to give them chances to score but normally, our attacking players will do more in the future".

"He has to continue helping with his quality and working hard to continue with the performances we want from him".

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.

"In the first half we didn't have the control we wanted but in the second half we were better and this victory is useful for us".

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