Arsenal beat Newcastle United 3-1 at St James' Park to further increase the Magpies' relegation woes. The result sees the Gunners close in on the Premier League's top three.
Newcastle should have taken the lead in the first-half when Obafemi Martins tamely struck a penalty into the arms of
Nicklas Bendtner broke the hearts of the Toon Army on 57 minutes when he headed home an Arshavin free-kick. Martins pulled one back for Newcastle but Abou Diaby and Samir Nasri heaped further misery on Michael Owen & Co with two goals on three-minutes. The Magpies are now in a dogfight for their Premier League survival.Newcaslte United v Arsenal