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What two Arsenal players did against Newcastle to spark win which you might not have noticed

Read what two exceptional Arsenal players did something that you might have missed to spark dominance performance against Newcastle

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Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal took on Newcastle United in a highly anticipated Premier League fixture with the aim of narrowing the gap to league leaders Liverpool. The Gunners not only achieved their objective but did so with flair and dominance.

The match kicked off with Arsenal quickly asserting their dominance, creating several scoring opportunities within the first 12 minutes, notably for Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice. Despite Newcastle’s attempts to slow down the pace of the game, Arsenal captain, Martin Odegaard, led the charge in ensuring a fast start, visibly frustrated with any attempts at time-wasting by the Magpies.

The opening goal came courtesy of Sven Botman, who inadvertently put the ball into his own net, followed by a strike from Kai Havertz, rewarding Arsenal’s relentless pressure. Bukayo Saka and Jakub Kiwior added to the tally, securing a comfortable victory for the Gunners, despite Newcastle managing a late consolation goal from former Gooner Joe Willock.

One notable observation during the game was the leadership of Martin Odegaard, who actively engaged with the referee to ensure fair play and a swift continuation of the game.

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard and Jorginho

Arsenal midfielders Martin Odegaard and Jorginho (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal sought to kick off with intensity, successfully creating several opportunities within the opening 12 minutes. However, Newcastle had a clear strategy to disrupt the flow of the game by slowing down the pace, a tactic that the Gunners’ captain was unwilling to tolerate.

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During a period of sustained pressure from Arsenal, Kieran Trippier went down, seemingly clutching his knee. Yet, upon the referee’s approach, Trippier promptly rose to his feet, realising that receiving treatment would necessitate a 30-second departure from the field.

Martin Odegaard, visibly frustrated, wasted no time in addressing referee Paul Tierney. Shortly thereafter, Arsenal seized the lead, taking advantage of Newcastle’s disarray as they were relentlessly pressured, abandoning their inclination for time-wasting.

Jorginho has proven to be a shrewd piece of business for Arsenal as he was instrumental in midfield, orchestrating Arsenal attacks with precise passes, causing havoc for Newcastle’s defense. His performance was impeccable in this match, especially as Newcastle attempted to maintain a lower-to-mid block for much of the game’s early stages. 

However, when the desired runs weren’t being made, Jorginho didn’t hesitate to communicate his expectations. Even with a comfortable two-goal lead, the Italian midfielder demanded more from his teammates, visibly holding onto possession near the halfway line in anticipation of movement that failed to materialize.

Following a forced pass out wide to the left, Jorginho redirected his focus towards Saka, gesturing for increased forward runs. The response from the English international was immediate, highlighting the effective communication and synergy within the team.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was a constant presence on the touchline, displaying a range of emotions and providing tactical instructions to his players. His emphasis on orchestrating the pressing game, particularly on the wing closest to him, showcased his meticulous approach to coaching and attention to detail.

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