Jan, 19th 2021 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Newcastle to move into the top 10 of the Premier League and increase the pressure on Magpies boss Steve Bruce.
Aubameyang, who had earlier hit the post from a tight angle in the first half, opened the scoring in the 50th minute when he fired past Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
Arsenal doubled their lead as Emile Smith Rowe’s pullback found Bukayo Saka and the England international side-footed the ball into the net.
The victory takes Arsenal above Aston Villa into 10th, with the Gunners seven points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool in the last Champions League qualifying spot. This double took his league total to five for the campaign and boss Mikel Arteta was pleased to see Aubameyang return to form.
“He needed that for his confidence and the team needs that to be successful,” said the Gunners manager.
He added, “We were missing his goals, we all know that, so to have them back is great for the team.”
Miguel Almiron had Newcastle’s best chance but shot over from the edge of the penalty area when it was goalless.