Premier League 2020 Arsenal vs Newcastle Highlights – The game was a mid-table between the 11th and 12th position teams. Arsenal found themselves in the 11th spot after a quiet start under Arteta. They had just suffered one loss and Newcastle managed to win only once in the last six games. The win would take Arsenal to the 10th position, just six points away from the top 6.
Arsenal lined up in the 4-2-3-1 formation and Newcastle went with a 5-4-1. It was a quiet start to the game with Newcastle forward, Joelinton testing the waters. Newcastle was looking like the better side while Arsenal had almost zero impact. Leno had to make a few diving saves here and there. Other than a few positives, it was a very subdued first half. Dubravka managed to make a very acrobatic save in the 42nd minute to the venomous Pepe shot. It was a tight first half with Arsenal dominating possession but failing to create chances. Their best shot of the first half was from Nketiah which was saved by the keeper.
Premier League 2020 Arsenal vs Newcastle Highlights
After a subdued first half, Arsenal was trying to break the deadlock. Nketiah came close when his shot was deflected off the top bar. Pepe was trying to create more chances and was having fun. The first goal of the game came in the 54th minute when Aubameyang connected a deep cross from Pepe. Auba buried the header in the bottom corner.
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Arsenal struck again in quick succession in the 57th minute with Pepe lashing his effort into the bottom corner from six yards. It was a beautiful assist from Saka who nutmegged Lazaro and managed to provide Pepe with the perfect pass. Newcastle was slowly fading from the game. Arsenal was now zipping through the lines and created chances with Auba striking the post again to almost make it 3-0 for Arsenal. Even Newcastle managed to find the post but couldn’t avail.
Premier League 2020 Arsenal vs Newcastle Highlights – Both teams were making substitutions in the final ten minutes, with a comeback from Newcastle which is highly unlikely. The gunners scored for the 3rd time with Ozil getting onto the scoring sheet. It was a sweet assist from Lacazette with Pepe orchestrating the move and Ozil calmly sweeping it beyond the helpless Dubravka. Six additional minutes were added but Arsenal was not done. Lacazette also joined in on the fun with Pepe, playing the provider again. It was an unstoppable top corner finish from 12 yards. This was one of Pepe’s best performances in the premier league so far.
Arsenal turned on their style in the second half and secured the much-needed morale-boosting win. Pepe was the MOTM and Ozil also had an exceptional all-round performance.