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  1. Arsenal have won nine successive PL games against Newcastle
  2. Newcastle without a league win since 21 October

Live Reporting

By Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    It's all over - a narrow win for Arsenal that should have been by a greater margin on the balance of play. Problems for Newcastle - as it stands they are in the bottom three.

    Czech and Wilshere

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Four minutes are being added on, and Granit Xhaka has been booked for a foul on Perez.


    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Francis Coquelin is on for Sanchez as Arsenal look to shore things up.


    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Nacho Monreal pulls Joselu's shirt to within an inch of its life and is booked.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Perez rises to a floating cross and nods the ball over the bar - he should have done much better, and knows it.

    Ayoze Perez header

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Mohamed Diame replaces Merino.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Perez scoops a shot over the bar - it wasn't close, but Arsenal fans are getting edgy, and the Newcastle contingent have renewed hope.

    Ayoze Perez
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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Joselu's shot takes a deflection off Koscielny and rolls just wide - Newcastle are playing with a bit more bite since Gayle came on.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Welbeck and Giroud are causing a nuisance straight away, setting up a chance inside the area for Wilshere, who sees his shot pushed away by Elliot.


    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Iwobi and Lacazette are replaced, with Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud coming on.

    Arsenal substitution
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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Lacazette goes racing into space in the Newcastle area, but Ozil over-hits the pass.


    Jacob Murphy is off, and Dwight Gayle is on - can he give Newcastle the cutting edge they badly need?

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Iwobi gives it a bit of oomph, edging into the box and getting a shot away despite being in the middle of five defenders, but his effort rolls straight at Elliot.

    Alex Iwobi
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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    It's all a bit flat - Arsenal look good in possession, but can't force a way through, while there's still nothing from Newcastle to suggest they are going to drag this back.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Another corner for Arsenal, and Iwobi tries to go for the spectacular with an overhead kick that loops over the bar and into the stands.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Lacazette times a run into the box superbly, but he elects to ship Elliot rather than blast it - and the ball floats over the bar. Could Arsenal regret not turning possession into goals later?

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    From out of nowhere, Newcastle force Cech into action - Jacob Murphy steps in off the left flank to drive a low shot on target that the Arsenal keeper drops to his left to deflect away. Where did that come from?

    Jacob Murphy

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Matt Ritchie replaces Atsu.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Iwobi slices through the Newcastle backline and gets a shot away but Elliot reacts well to palm the ball away from the Arsenal player as he tried to look for the rebound at close range.

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    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Christian Atsu concedes a corner, going dangerously close to sliding the ball past Elliot, but Arsenal can make nothing of it.