Matt Ritchie caps Newcastle comeback to continue Arsenal away struggles

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Arsenal's bench has plenty of youth about it too off the back of their 2-2 draw in Russian Federation against CSKA Moscow on Thursday, which secured a place in the Europa League semi-finals.

Newcastle's fourth successive win ended Arsenal's unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions.

Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League is "behind the rest of the world" following the decision not to implement VAR in next season's top flight. They face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals.

Alex Iwobi nearly doubled Arsenal's lead moments later with a stinging strike that forced a good save from Martin Dubravka.

The Lascelles incident did not distract from a poor showing from the Gunners in the second half, in which Matt Ritchie struck the game's crucial third goal to condemn the visitors to a fifth away defeat in a row in the top flght for the first time since 1984.

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Jonjo Shelvey's long pass picked out Dwight Gayle in the Arsenal area and, with Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi out of position, he was able to lay off to DeAndre Yedlin.

Calum Chambers had a great chance to restore the Gunners' lead before the break in very similar fashion to Lacazette's finish, but the full-back could only clip the outside of the right-hand post after stretching to meet Mustafi's header across the box.

The result sees Arsenal stay sixth and means they are the same number of points - 33 - above bottom-of-the-table West Brom as they are behind leaders Manchester City. There is a new name though with Joe Tillock getting a debut in the Premier League in midfield and Holding starting at the back.

Ayoze Perez equalized for Newcastle in the 29th.

It was nearly 3-1 a few minutes later when Kenedy was played through on goal by a great pass from Slimani but via a deflection from Mustafi, Kenedy'shot came back off the bar with Cech beaten.

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