LONDON (AFP) – Arsenal finished third in the Champions League next season with a 2-0 win over Newcastle at the end of the English Premier League.
The win is Arsenal's tenth season at home in the league, repeating between December 1997 and May 1998, raising the score to 63 points, two points ahead of their neighbor in north London, Tottenham, who lost to Liverpool , who led 1-2 on Sunday. United fifth.
Arsenal have lost the Champions League in the last two seasons and are in the Europa League, where they face a 1-1 draw against Napoli this month.
Arsenal players thought they had passed Arsenal midfielder Arun Ramsey, who will be sent to Juventus late in the season, but referee Anthony Taylor did not charge him for Greek defender Socrates Papastathopoulos.
But Ramsey himself scored the first goal after splitting the ball with Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette before sending the ball into the net.
Arsenal had a golden opportunity to add a second goal in the last minute of the first half after a quick counterattack that brought the ball to Lazazet and turned around. Newcastle quarterback Matt Ritchie has gone off the line.
Lazazit ended the match in favor of his team when he swapped the ball with Gabon striker Pierre Emeric Obamyang, who took the lead in the second half and was sent off by Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 83.
The goal is the 13th in the Premier League this season.
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