- Ozil tears into half volley
- Gunners out-shoot Magpies, 20-8
- Magpies set for bottom three
Mesut Ozil’s classy half volley led Arsenal to a 1-0 win over stubborn Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The Gunners move back into fourth with the win, on 33 points.
Newcastle will finish the weekend in the Bottom Three if West Ham holds on to beat Stoke City.
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Some neat movement between Hector Bellerin and Lacazette cued Alexis Sanchez up for a shot that zipped over the bar.
Alex Maitland-Niles picked up a careless Magpies pass and carried into a dangerous position only to rip his shot off the outside of the goal.
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The Gunners started as they finished, and Elliot was forced to slap a rebound away after he failed to corral an initial shot.
Joselu ripped a shot through traffic that Arsenal deflected out for a corner in the 80th minute, and that set piece yielded another corner.
Newcastle had a few more chances, but Cech wouldn’t be beaten at home.