In the first phase of this season, Arsenal received a disappointing 0-1 defeat at St James’ Park.

In a rematch at Emirates Stadium yesterday, Arsenal did not give the away team a chance to surprise.

Coach Arteta celebrates a goal on the sidelines in the 4-1 win over Newcastle in round 26 of the Premier League.

Arsenal’s dominance was shown right after the opening whistle and took the lead in the 18th minute. From Bukayo Saka’s corner kick, midfielder Gabriel Magalhaes cut in and headed towards the near corner, which was blocked by Loris Karius.

The home team doubled the gap just six minutes later.

Arsenal defeated Newcastle in the Premier League

Newcastle’s defense had a miserable day under Arsenal’s pressure.

After Saka and Martinelli missed the opportunity to score from close range at the end of the first half, the `Gunners` found a third goal in the 65th minute. Botman missed a pass in the home half and allowed Arsenal to counterattack.

Thanks to that, Saka became the first English player to score in five consecutive Premier League matches for Arsenal since the legendary Ian Wright – who scored seven goals from September to November 1994.

Arsenal defeated Newcastle in the Premier League

Arsenal players celebrate the fourth goal with defender Jakub Kiwior (No. 15) in the Newcastle match.

In the 69th minute, Arsenal continued to show danger in set-piece situations, when Declan Rice took a corner kick on the left wing and Jakub Kiwior headed back, hitting midfielder Lewis Miley’s hand and changing direction, making Karius unable to block.

Arsenal became the first club to score at least two goals in seven consecutive rounds in the Premier League.

The `Gunners` also continue the three-horse race with Liverpool and Man City.

The ripple in Arsenal’s performance yesterday was not having an 11th clean sheet this season.

On March 4, Mikel Arteta and his team marched to the field of bottom club Sheffield United.


Arsenal: Raya, Gabriel, White, Kiwior, Saliba, Odegaard (Smith-Rowe 76), Rice, Jorginho (Elneny 89), Saka (Nelson 76), Martinelli (Trossard 64), Havertz (Nketiah 76).

Newcastle: Karius, Trippier, Schar, Botman (Lascelles 73), Livramento (Burn 73), Miley, Guimaraes (Willock 73), Longstaff, Almiron (Murphy 64), Isak (Barnes 64), Gordon.