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Martinelli doubles Gunners’ lead after Saka scores opener in Premier League


THAT’S ALL FROM LONDON!

Arsenal extended Newcastle’s winless run in the Premier League as they beat them 2-0 on Eddie Howe’s debut at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had two massive opportunities to open the scoring in the first half, first with Martin Odegaard on 20 minutes when his free-kick forced an acrobatic save out of Martin Dubravka.

The north Londoners then missed the biggest chance of the match after 41 minutes when Bukayo Saka’s cross from the left found Emile Smith Rowe, whose header was cleared by Dubravka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post from three yards out.

The Magpies almost upset Arsenal in the half-hour mark when Jonjo Shelvey’s thunderous effort was denied by Aaron Ramsdale’s stunning lunge as well as the hosts’ crossbar.

Mikel Arteta’s men didn’t get their goal in the first half but made quick work out of the Toon in the second.

It all started in the 56th minute when Saka got the ball down the left wing and switched with Nuno Tavares, who scouted his run and passed it back to the England international who then fired a shot from a tight angle that beat Dubravka.

Disaster struck for Arsenal soon after when the goascorer limped off with a hip injury.

But his substitute Gabriel Martinelli sealed the win on 66 minutes with a wonderful goal when he picked up Takehiro Tomiyasu’s velvet flick and hit the back of the net with a marvellous volley.

That’s all from us here at SunSport, have a lovely rest of the day!

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