19 Jan Arsenal vs. Newcastle United – Football Match Report – January 18, 2021
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Newcastle United 3-Zero within the Premier League on Monday, condemning Steve Bruce’s facet to a ninth recreation with no win in all competitions.
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After a dreadful begin to the season, Mikel Arteta’s facet are actually as much as 10th place within the league they usually by no means regarded in peril towards a Newcastle facet that appears demoralised.
Aubameyang struck the publish within the first half and Alexandre Lacazette pressured an excellent save out of the Newcastle keeper simply after the interval.
However Aubameyang lastly fired the Gunners forward within the 50th minute, ending off a counter-attack, working on the Newcastle defence after which blasting residence a strong left-foot drive on the close to publish.
Ten minutes later Bukayo Saka made it 2-Zero with a assured slot residence after good work down the left flank from spectacular teenager Emile Smith Rowe, who jinked his method across the again of the Newcastle defence earlier than delivering a pinpoint move.
Aubameyang accomplished the comfy victory after Cedric Soares acquired to the byline and pulled the ball again into his path.
VAR examined whether or not the ball had crossed the road earlier than Cedric’s move however allowed the aim to face. Arsenal have now stored a clear sheet in 5 straight video games in all competitions.
“I am actually blissful general. Actually constructive efficiency, collective and individually we regarded actually strong and convincing from the primary whistle,” mentioned Arteta.
“It took us a bit of bit longer than I anticipated to attain the primary aim however I actually just like the chemistry, cohesion and rhythm the team performed with.”
Aubameyang had solely netted three targets previous to Monday’s recreation and his supervisor was delighted to see him rating his first double since final season’s FA Cup last.
“He wanted that for his confidence and the team wants that to achieve success. We’d like him at his greatest. We had been lacking his targets, everyone knows that so to have them again is nice for the team,” he mentioned.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce had made eight modifications to his team after the defeat to backside membership Sheffield United and was disillusioned his team couldn’t enhance on a strong first half.
“We gave pretty much as good as we acquired and acquired into ourselves some first rate alternatives however that little little bit of confidence has ebbed away for positive. We had been caught within the second half the place we did not see it coming from the first-half efficiency,” he mentioned.
Requested about his future, the skilled Bruce mentioned: “I’m attempting to do one of the best I presumably can as at all times however you’ll have to ask others about that.”