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  • Date:29 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,087
  • Walcott (19) Oxlade-Chamberlain (49) Podolski (63) Walcott (72) Giroud (84) Giroud (86) Walcott (90)
  • Ba (42)
    Marveaux (58)
    Ba (68)
Goal!

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94:31 +4.31

Olivier Giroud takes a shot.

93:47 +3.47

The ball is swung over by Davide Santon, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

91:01 +1.01

A goal is scored by Theo Walcott from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle.Jack Wilshere provided the assist for the goal.

89:56

Foul by Davide Santon on Olivier Giroud, free kick awarded. Davide Santon goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Theo Walcott.

88:26

The referee penalises Theo Walcott for handball. James Perch restarts play with the free kick.

87:52

James Tavernier is brought on as a substitute for Sylvain Marveaux.

86:31

Olivier Giroud scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 6-3 Newcastle.Theo Walcott provided the assist for the goal.

85:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Demba Ba on Jack Wilshere. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

85:00

Francis Coquelin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Santi Cazorla.

84:00

Olivier Giroud finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Arsenal 5-3 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Theo Walcott.

83:27

Laurent Koscielny produces a cross.

82:43

Inswinging corner taken by Jack Wilshere.

82:29

Shot by Theo Walcott. James Perch gets a block in.

81:02

Gael Bigirimana leaves the field to be replaced by Shola Ameobi. Lukas Podolski goes off and Aaron Ramsey comes on. Danny Simpson goes off and Shane Ferguson comes on.

79:11

Handball decision goes against Papiss Cisse. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

77:34

Gael Bigirimana challenges Santi Cazorla unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jack Wilshere from right channel, save made by Tim Krul.

76:19

A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, Demba Ba concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurent Koscielny. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

75:16

Corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line to the near post, Olivier Giroud makes a clearance.

75:01

The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs, save by Tim Krul.

74:30

Volleyed right-footed shot by Gael Bigirimana. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

73:10

Olivier Giroud replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

72:05

Theo Walcott grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Arsenal 4-3 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Kieran Gibbs.

69:59

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba. Danny Simpson takes the free kick.

68:18

Goal scored by Demba Ba from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 3-3 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Sylvain Marveaux.

65:15

Corner taken by Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

63:40

Lukas Podolski grabs a headed goal from close range. Arsenal 3-2 Newcastle.Jack Wilshere provided the assist for the goal.

60:51

Santi Cazorla has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Tim Krul. Corner taken right-footed by Theo Walcott from the left by-line, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.

60:05

Cheick Tiote challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick. Santi Cazorla has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by James Perch.

58:36

Sylvain Marveaux gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-2 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Gabriel Obertan.

56:47

Effort from the edge of the area by Theo Walcott goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:32

Danny Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Podolski. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

51:13

Demba Ba challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

49:59

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle.Assist by Santi Cazorla.

48:23

Danny Simpson delivers the ball, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

46:36

Shot by Kieran Gibbs. Save by Tim Krul.

45:40

Santi Cazorla sends in a cross, save made by Tim Krul.

44:58

Demba Ba fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Demba Ba takes the free kick. Drilled left-footed shot by Sylvain Marveaux. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Sylvain Marveaux takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line, Demba Ba produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

42:00

Bacary Sagna concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Obertan. Demba Ba hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 1-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Gabriel Obertan.

39:15

Effort on goal by Cheick Tiote from 30 yards. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line.

38:45

Danny Simpson sends in a cross, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

36:46

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.

34:41

A cross is delivered by Gabriel Obertan, Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

30:43

Centre by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Davide Santon gets a block in.

30:04

The referee blows for offside against Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.

28:18

Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

26:51

Corner taken by Jack Wilshere from the right by-line, save by Tim Krul.

26:16

Inswinging corner taken by Theo Walcott from the left by-line, James Perch manages to make a clearance.

25:20

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Cheick Tiote from left channel, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

24:33

The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs.

21:57

Foul by Mikel Arteta on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Sylvain Marveaux takes the free kick.

21:00

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

19:36

Theo Walcott fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Podolski.

18:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by Mikel Arteta. Papiss Cisse restarts play with the free kick.

16:57

Shot from 25 yards by Demba Ba. Jack Wilshere gets a block in. The official flags Demba Ba offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

15:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sylvain Marveaux, Demba Ba has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

14:33

The ball is sent over by Bacary Sagna, Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.

13:35

Lukas Podolski concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Simpson. Free kick crossed by Sylvain Marveaux, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

10:45

Laurent Koscielny concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.

9:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Fabricio Coloccini takes the indirect free kick.

7:51

Unfair challenge on Lukas Podolski by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukas Podolski.

3:58

Santi Cazorla sends in a cross, save made by Tim Krul.

3:37

The ball is sent over by Bacary Sagna, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.

3:08

Unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

2:27

The ball is sent over by Danny Simpson. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Gibbs by James Perch. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

0:46

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

Match Preview

Gunners pair back in action Striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Tomas Rosicky have both recovered from illness and are available for Arsenal's home game against Newcastle. Defender Andre Santos (stomach muscle) and midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) are expected to return to training next week. Back-up goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is out with a foot injury. Despite a recent improvement, boss Arsene Wenger acknowledged his team have not been up to scratch and has promised an improvement for the remainder of the season. "We will (do better in the second half of the season)," Wenger said. "We are behind our schedule and we have to make up the points we miss at the moment. "We rebuilt the team at the start of the season. Overall what is important for us is to improve the quality of our displays and focus just on that. Points will come." Wenger has the rare luxury of an almost fully-fit squad to choose from. "This is the first time since I've been here that we go into New Year's Day without any injuries," he said. "Santos and Diaby are coming back into the group on Monday so apart from Lukasz Fabianski, nobody is injured." Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will head into the new year ruing the month which spoiled 2012 for him. Much of the last 12 months has proved a thrilling adventure for the 51-year-old, who guided the club to a top-five Barclays Premier League finish at the end of last season and back into European football for the first time in five years. Despite the frustrations of a difficult summer transfer window and an indifferent start to the new campaign, Pardew was relatively happy with his lot until November came around. In the space of 17 days, the Magpies lost to West Ham and Swansea at home and Southampton and Stoke on the road, and they reached the season's halfway point on Boxing Day with an agonising 4-3 Boxing Day defeat at Manchester United, meaning they have lost seven of their last nine league games. Asked if he would be glad to see the back of the first half of the season, Pardew, who today found himself the target of an astonishing rant from United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson, said: "Yes, I will be. "You take November out of the calendar year and you have to say what a bloody great year we had. "But unfortunately November soured it and it's put us in a tricky position for this first half of the season. "If we had picked up six points and been sitting on 26 with fourth place at 33, we would have been all right. "We are really six points short of actually doing very well with the squad we have had. "But we mustn't take our eye off it and think it's been okay or it's acceptable. It isn't and we have got to do better." Pardew faces a fresh selection headache. Midfielder Cheick Tiote returns from a one-match ban, but counterpart Vurnon Anita is out with an ankle injury sustained in the 4-3 defeat at Manchester United, while central defender Mike Williamson is suspended after collecting his fifth booking of the season at Old Trafford. Jonas Gutierrez (knee) has joined fellow midfielders Yohan Cabaye (groin) and Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) as well as central defender Steven Taylor (also hamstring) on the sidelines, while full-back Ryan Taylor and midfielders Dan Gosling and Haris Vuckic (all knee) are still missing.

Formation:433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Theo Walcott
  • SUBS
  • Vito Mannone
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Johan Djourou
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Yao Gervinho

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDLWWW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Newcastle
  • LWLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 12/03/2012
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 13/08/2011
  • Newcastle
  • 4 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 05/02/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 07/11/2010
  • Newcastle
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 21/03/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • Newcastle
  • 30/08/2008

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • SG Cazorla 7
  • L Podolski 5
  • T Walcott 5
  • O Giroud 4
  • YK Gervinho 3
  • M Arteta 1
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • L Koscielny 1

Newcastle

  • D Ba 10
  • P Cisse 3
  • H Ben Arfa 2
  • Y Cabaye 2
  • S Ameobi 1
  • J Perch 1
  • G Bigirimana 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Newcastle

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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