Rafa Benitez revels in his Newcastle dream team

Newcastle’s De Andre Yedlin battles with Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. More

Newcastle’s De Andre Yedlin battles with Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. More

However, second half goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie inflicted a ninth away defeat of the season on Arsenal.

There were some nervy moments in the closing stages as Arsenal pressed for an equaliser, but Newcastle held on for a vital win. Unfortunately, the Premier League has decided not to go for VAR.

They have lost 11 times in the top flight this season, which equals their worst tally under Wenger, set during the 2005-06 campaign.

Their next away trip does not look too favourable for Wenger either, as they travel to Old Trafford to take on Mourinho's Manchester United.

Arsenal fans have been calling for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to be paired together in attack at every opportunity, and in the 14th minute the reason why became clear as the pair linked up to open the scoring.


"The Premier League has been created by people who had a progressive mind and wanted to be in front of the rest in Europe".

Jonjo Shelvey's rich vein of form continued as he displayed a range of passing which helped to keep Newcastle in a game which might otherwise have run away from them.

This season Arsenal have already scored 95 goals in all competitions, at home they have scored 64 of them and in the Premier League, only Man City have scored more. "The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good". However, the same system will be used for the FA Cup and League Cup next season, reports the BBC. Arsenal have become something of a hit and miss team due to their inconsistent displays on the pitch.

His defence-splitting passes eluded Mustafi and Chambers on a number of occasions, with one in the first-half having a massive hand as the Magpies levelled proceedings.

"I just think Arsenal fans want to see entertaining football and I know this might sound a bit silly...but they want to see teams who go out to win football matches".

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