Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Elneny struck for Arsenal as they put their Europa League disappointment behind them in a 2-Zero win over Newcastle.
The Gunners misplaced the primary leg of their semi-final towards Villarreal in midweek and sought a confidence boosting victory within the Premier League.
It got here to be, albeit it in pretty uninspiring circumstances.
A primary half shot from Egyptian ace Elneny crept into the again of the online after Aubameyang scuffed an try on aim.
And a dreary sport was given a second aim simply after the hour-mark when Aubameyang despatched the ball dwelling from a beautiful Gabriel Martinelli cross.
It was the fifth successive sport through which he has scored towards the Magpies, in his first begin since getting back from a bout of malaria.
There was some dangerous information for the Gunners, who transfer again forward of Aston Villa into ninth, 12 factors behind fourth-place Chelsea.
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Defender David Luiz was pressured off via damage, along with his hamstring showing to go when enjoying the ball.
A significant squad member, the Brazilian will likely be missed if he’s absent for the run-in.
In the meantime, Newcastle United noticed themselves go down to 10 males in damage time when Fabian Schar was proven a straight crimson card for a lunge on Martinelli.
He’ll now miss their subsequent three video games, which could have a big impact on their season.
They now sit 17th, 9 factors away from relegation however face Leicester, Man City, Sheffield United, and Fulham – who’re battling for survival behind them in 18th spot.