Arsenal vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report

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"He is helping us and is playing with a very good performance and scoring".

The former Real Madrid star has played just three Premier League games outside of a 100-mile radius of Arsenal in the last 17 months.

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Newcastle United yesterday morning (Singapore time) and lifted them to third place in the English Premier League above Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Emery who rested Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his post-match conference said he had to rest some players because some players were not fit to play due to slight injury or sickness and with the tough games ahead. "We want to take all the points to get into the top four". We were close, but it was about chances in the final third.

"I think we are going to play a lot of matches".

Fraser has had a brilliant season for the Cherries, having scored six goals and made 10 assists in the Premier League so far this season.

Ramsey's fifth goal of the season was only the Wales midfielder's second since he signed a lucrative pre-contract agreement to join Juventus at the end of the current campaign. The Wales worldwide will trade the Premier League for Serie A in the summer after he signed a four-year deal with Juventus in February.

Lacazette echoed his manager's sentiments on the night's effort.

"We were playing some key matches, against Manchester United, against Tottenham, against Chelsea", he said.

He told Sky Sports: "We are making progress in the table, but we know it is hard". It's always like this against Newcastle.

"I'm not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it's a massive club".

Arsenal's reported interest is perhaps, therefore, not hard to understand, but his signing could see an established first-teamer go back to square one.