Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Diame backs Newcastle United to finish high in English Premier League

Diame backs Newcastle United to finish high in English Premier League

There were some nervy moments in the closing stages as Arsenal pressed for an equaliser, but Newcastle held on for a vital win. The general level of brittleness in the squad that was once only reserved for when they faced other big teams has now become so ingrained in the team that they're wilting against the likes of Swansea and Brighton (with the greatest of respect to those clubs). Unfortunately, the Premier League has decided not to go for VAR.

Arsenal, though, have now lost five in a row on their travels in the top flight for the first time since December 1984 and are just two points above seventh-place Burnley in the table.

Their next away trip does not look too favourable for Wenger either, as they travel to Old Trafford to take on Mourinho's Manchester United.

Arsenal: Petr Cech 6, Calum Chambers 7, Shkodran Mustafi 6, Rob Holding 6, Nacho Monreal 7, Granit Xhaka 7, Mohamed Elneny 8, Joe Willock 6, Alex Iwobi 7, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 7, Alexandre Lacazette 7.

Thierry Henry is actually the only French player who has scored more goals in their debut Premier League season with 17 than Lacazette on 11.

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City did claim victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday to make such a situation possible, blowing away Spurs with a performance so brilliant it called into question the North Londoners' own chances of overcoming City to win the title in the next few years.

After taking the lead, the visitors took control of the game for the next ten minutes or so and they nearly got a second goal when a good passing move ended with Alex Iwobi forcing a good save from Martin Dúbravka.

"We played with good spirit but a bad result is the outcome". The club are set to confirm plans to tour Singapore, with their first game - potentially against Atletico Madrid - pencilled in for July 26.

But football's lawmakers, who ironically include the English FA, have given VARs the thumbs up, starting with the World Cup, and Wenger warned: "We are behind the rest of the world".

Fans are calling for Wenger to do the right thing and walk away from the Emirates before potentially doing even more damage, but Merson feels any departure could come back and haunt Arsenal.

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