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.
- Arsenal have won nine successive PL games against Newcastle
- Newcastle without a league win since 21 October
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Four minutes are being added on, and Granit Xhaka has been booked for a foul on Perez.
Francis Coquelin is on for Sanchez as Arsenal look to shore things up.
Nacho Monreal pulls Joselu's shirt to within an inch of its life and is booked.
Perez rises to a floating cross and nods the ball over the bar - he should have done much better, and knows it.Copyright: Reuters
Mohamed Diame replaces Merino.
Perez scoops a shot over the bar - it wasn't close, but Arsenal fans are getting edgy, and the Newcastle contingent have renewed hope.Copyright: Reuters
Joselu's shot takes a deflection off Koscielny and rolls just wide - Newcastle are playing with a bit more bite since Gayle came on.
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.
Iwobi and Lacazette are replaced, with Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud coming on.Copyright: Getty Images
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?
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.Copyright: Getty Images
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.
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.
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?
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?Copyright: Reuters
Matt Ritchie replaces Atsu.
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.
Christian Atsu concedes a corner, going dangerously close to sliding the ball past Elliot, but Arsenal can make nothing of it.