Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 24th February 2024 at 9:59pm
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The Gunners secured a comfortable 4-1 win versus Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium this evening thanks to goals scored by Sven Botman OG (18′), Kai Havertz (24′), Bukayo Saka (65′) and Jakub Kiwior (70′), with former Arsenal player Joe Willock scoring consolation goal for the visitors in the 84th minute.

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Jorginho (89′), Rice, Odegaard (c) (76′), Saka (76′), Martinelli (64′), Havertz (76′).

Substitutes: Ramsdale (GK), Cedric, Elneny (on for Jorginho 89′), Vieira, Smith Rowe (on for Odegaard 76′), Nelson (on for Saka 76′), Trossard (on for Martinelli 64′), Jesus, Nketiah (on for Havertz 76′).

Goals: Botman OG (18′), Havertz (24′), Saka (65′), Kiwior (70′)

Shots: 17 On Target: 8

Possession: 56% — Corners: 9

Fouls: 15 — Yellow Cards: 1 (Ødegaard 7′)  — Red Cards: 0

Newcastle United XI: Karius, Livramento (73′), Schar, Botman (73′), Trippier (c), Miley, Guimaraes (73′), Longstaff, Almiron (64′), Gordon, Isak (64′).

Substitutes: Gillespie (GK), Burn (on for Livramento 73′), Krafth, Lascelles (on for Botman 73′), Hall, Murphy (on for Almiron 64′), Willock (on for Guimaraes 73′), Ritchie, Barnes (on for Isak 64′).

Goals: Willock (84′)

Shots: 3 On Target: 2

Possession: 44% — Corners: 0

Fouls: 6 — Yellow Cards: — Red Cards: 0

Referee: Paul Tierney.
Assistant Referee: Neil Davies.
Assistant Referee: Nick Hopton.
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor.
Video Assistant Referee: Peter Bankes.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Lee Betts.

Post-match views from the forum:

Arsenia: “Shame about that last goal but we still have the best goal difference, best defence, and we have the club at the bottom of the table next! Hope we can capitalise.”

Blood on the Tracks: “Very good performance overall, particularly first half. Good reaction to the Porto game.

I’m nitpicking but we should have kept a clean sheet. The last 15 minutes or so was too disjointed and sloppy even with subs being made.

Standards need to be sky-high for the full 90 every match if we’re going to win this title.”

MutableEarth: “Bit annoyed we conceded at the end. ESR didn’t track Willock, Nelson didn’t help to track Burn. One of the reasons they’re still only subs – need to be switched on at all times. They were decent otherwise when they came in.

Top game from the team overall though. Especially the midfield today, they helped squeeze the game and they were on top of Newcastle’s midfield all game. Havertz at CF is far more effective than Havertz in midfield, even with the missed 1 on 1.”


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