Resurgent Arsenal ease past Newcastle

English Premier League

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches with a 3-0 triumph over Newcastle United on Monday night.

These two sides recently met in the third round of the FA Cup, with the Gunners prevailing 2-0 winners at the same venue, although they had Thomas Partey back in the line-up on this occasion.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang squandered a big chance to put the hosts ahead on 10 minutes after striking the upright in front of the open net after Bukayo Saka's good work down the right.

The Gunners continued pushing for the opening goal as Emile Smith-Rowe did well to pull the ball back for Aubayemang, who sent his effort well over target in the box.

With Newcastle not posing any threat in the first half, they had their goalkeeper, Karl Darlow, to thank shortly after the break after he produced a superb save to keep out Alexandre Lacazette's strike.

However, Darlow was breached on 50 minutes when Aubameyang latched onto a through-ball from Partey before sending a powerful left-footed effort past the Magpies shot-stopper.

Ten minutes later, the Gunners were two goals as the young guns Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe combined, with the former sending a low strike beyond Darlow.

Aubameyang wrapped the proceedings with 13 minutes left on the clock with a first-time finish in the box after getting on the end of Cedric Soares' cross.

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