Newcastle hit back to extend Arsenal's wretched away run

Jamaal Lascelles' sole focus is improving his game says boss Rafael Benitez

Jamaal Lascelles sole focus is improving his game says boss Rafael Benitez

"In the Europa League, we have a semi-final to play, so we need to make sure we are ready".

That would mean entering the Europa League at the second qualifying round stage, with the first match scheduled for July 26.

Still, Arsenal led through Alexandre Lacazette's volley in the 14th minute.

The first arrived in style in the 29th minute when Ayoze Perez side-footed DeAndre Yedlin's cross past Cech at his near post.

Arsene Wenger's side took a 14th-minute lead through Alexandre Lacazette, but Ayoze Perez equalised in the 29th minute before Ritchie bagged the second-half victor.

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

His point of view is that Arsenal fans have seen some of their great players leave, teams that have been incompetent on the pitch, lose title challenges including the recent one to Leicester City and their inability in the transfer market. "I want to congratulate everyone". That equals their worst tally of league defeats in a season under Wenger, who suffered 11 losses in 2005-06.

Newcastle have 41 points in 10th place with sixth-placed Arsenal on 54 - 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

'Within the second half, I really feel that some gamers paid a bit of bit bodily having performed the sport on Thursday night time in Moscow. But apart from that, why do experts think they are telling us anything we don't already know, and what we ourselves have been saying for quite a few years.

Benitez, who celebrates his 58th birthday today, said: 'We were not expecting to be in the top ten but at the same time I said we were dreaming, but we were awake and thinking that we could do it.

The Arsenal boss was speaking after his club lost 2-1 to Newcastle in a game that saw a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot hit the hand of a defender.

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