Premier League: Arsenal climb to third with victory over Newcastle

The goals of Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a 2-0 win against Newcastle United on Monday and led them to third place in the Premier League against rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Ramsey completed the half hour defense to score a low shot before the French Lacazette put the game in the net in the 83rd minute with a chip on the goalkeeper.

The result saw Arsenal score 63 points in seven games, two ahead of the Spurs and Manchester United, one point behind Chelsea, while Unai Emery's team increased their hopes for a top four final. and the football of the Champions League next season.

Five of Arsenal's remaining seven games have come out and they have collected less than half of their points this season, a fact that Emery soon discovered after the match.

"Our challenge is external: to be as constant as at home," the Spaniard told reporters. His players, however, seem confident to be able to return to the elite club competition in Europe for the first time in three seasons.

"I can feel the difference in the atmosphere of last season, we can now go to the Champions League," Lacazette told Sky Sports after a convincing win over the magpies.

Newcastle had not beaten Arsenal since November 2010 or won since December and seemed to be preparing for a draw at the top level of North London, with five men in the back and four more in the match.

The tactic worked until there was a radical move at Arsenal in which Welsh midfielder Ramsey found Lacazette, then ran into the area to make a return pass with a shot from the left post coming from post. far off

Arsenal was pushed several times when the opening period came to an end, but he was unable to finish any of his moves, Sead Kolasinac being particularly guilty of a few whimsical passes.

His best chance was just before half-time when Lacazette clung to a Mesut Ozil pass, turned and scored the ball just for Matt Richie out of the line.

Lacazette however scored the goal when Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles could not clear a header in the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang area.

The Frenchman found himself behind Lascelles and threw a perfect one-inch ball over Martin Dubravka to seal the win.

Newcastle remains in 14th place with 35 points, seven points over the relegation places, and there are still six games left.

"For us, every game is a final." We need to focus, do not be too confident, "manager Rafael Benitez told reporters before his next home game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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