The Magpies are looking like a tough team to beat, and who knows where this red hot form will see them finish.
Arsenal are still yet to win a Premier League away game for four months now.
Benitez is fully deserving of his place in the upper half of the Premier League, and when taking into account Newcastle’s off-field struggles this season, his ability to maintain their charge warrants more praise.
Perez was central to his side’s fightback, scoring the first goal and setting up the second.
Although domestic matters have taken a back seat to Arsenal’s pursuit of continental glory, the Londoners have actually strung together a run of three consecutive wins, after a horror run of four defeats in five games. This could mean more chances for Arsenal’s youngsters to play.
Arsenal are yet to pick up their first away points in 2018.
However, against Newcastle, the two strikers showed that they can coexist. That left space for Lacazette to run into by the far post and Aubameyang sent over a ideal cross that the France striker hammered home with a hard finish. You wonder how we lose the game. Subs: Danny Welbeck (for Willock, 68) 6, Ainsley Maitland-Niles (for Chambers, 78) 6, Eddie Nketiah (for Iwobi, 86) 6.
“People dreamed we could do this, this season”.
Another player who is dividing opinion regarding his England credentials in Wilshere, a player who is injury prone but also able to dictate a match’s tempo. But judging by Wilshere’s lacklustre display in Moscow on Thursday and Shelvey’s energetic performance against the Gunners, there’s no question which player is in better form.
Benitez this week spoke of his eagerness to remain with the club for potentially another decade. It had no effect on Newcastle’s Premier League status, nor on Arsenal’s European qualification.
Arsenal fans had been asking for it for a long time and, finally, Arsene Wenger relented. There was nothing the onrushing Petr Cech could do to stop him; his work rate throughout the game, his closing down, and his energy are vital reasons as to why Newcastle will be a Premier League side next season.
The Arsenal midfielder may have have ended up on the losing side, but the fault was not his.
And with trips to Manchester United and Leicester still on the docket, plus a clash with the Clarets at the Emirates, the Gunners are in real danger of finishing behind a club that entered the campaign a relegation favorite.