EPL: Wenger reveals why Arsenal lost 2-1 to Newcastle United

EPL: Wenger reveals why Arsenal lost 2-1 to Newcastle United

EPL: Wenger reveals why Arsenal lost 2-1 to Newcastle United

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ran onto a long ball into the Newcastle area and picked out Lacazette, who stretched to volley home at the far post for his 13th goal of a hard first season following his move from Lyon.

Newcastle's fourth successive win ended Arsenal's unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions.

Arsene Wenger s side took an early lead through Alexandre Lacazette, but Ayoze Perez equalised before Ritchie bagged the second half victor.

Newcastle United came from one goal behind to record a 2-1 win over Arsenal at St James' Park on Sunday.

Rafa Benitez's team passed the 40-point mark widely viewed as a guarantee against relegation and is 13 points clear of third-to-last Southampton with five games remaining.

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Newcastle levelled the scores in the 29th minute, however, when Perez turned a low DeAndre Yedlin cross into the back of the net after Gayle had gathered a long pass from Jonjo Shelvey before delivering wide.

According to BBC, Arsenal, who reached the Europa League semi-finals with a 6-3 aggregate win over CSKA Moscow in Russian Federation on Thursday, are the only team in England's top four divisions yet to earn an away league point in 2018.

Matt Ritchie sent Newcastle into the lead 68 minutes in as Islam Slimani flicked on a header before the Scotsman fired a right-footed strike past Cech from close range.

Lacazette should have equalised in the closing stages, but he shot into the side-netting.

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