Arsenal Wins Against Newcastle and Closes in on Manchester City
Arsenal won against Newcastle with a score of 2-0 in the 35th round of the Premier League. Martin Odegaard scored the first goal for Arsenal in the 14th minute, and Fabian Char from Newcastle accidentally scored an own goal in the 71st minute. This is Arsenal’s second consecutive victory and their 25th overall in the league this season. They have only lost 4 matches and drawn 6. Arsenal is now in second place with 81 points, just one point behind Manchester City, who still has a deferred match. Newcastle’s balance stopped at 65 points, and they are in danger of losing third place to Manchester United, who will play later against West Ham.
The Teams’ Strategies
Arsenal coach Mikel Retita used the 4-3-3 method of play, with Jacob Kiwer and Magalhaes in the back line, supported by full-backs Ben White and Zinchenko. Jorginho played as the pivot player, and Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka moved in front of him, behind the attacking trio of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, and Gabriel Martinelli. On the other hand, Newcastle coach Eddie Howe also used the 4-3-3 method of play, with Kieran Trippier, Asphalt Putman, Fabian Char, and Down Bourne in the back line. Brun Guimaraes stood in the middle of the field in front of the back line, leaving freedom to Joelinton and Joe Willock to move behind the attacking trio of Jacob Murphy, Callum Wilson, and Alexander Isaacs.
The Match Highlights
Newcastle threatened Arsenal’s goal early in the match, but the referee retracted his decision to award a penalty kick in favor of Newcastle. Arsenal scored the first goal in the 14th minute, and Odegaard almost added a second goal later in the match. Newcastle started the second half strong, but Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale and the crossbar prevented them from scoring. Martinelli scored Arsenal’s second goal after his cross bounced off defender Shar into Newcastle’s net. The match ended with a score of 2-0 in favor of Arsenal.