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What Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya did at full-time after Newcastle win speaks volumes

Arsenal moved to within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool and just a point shy of Manchester City after beating Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday night

Arsenal thrashed Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday night to move two points off the top of the table. A Sven Botman own goal set the Gunners on their way before goals from Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka and Jakub Kiwior rounded off another fine display from Mikel Arteta’s men

The victory moves the north Londoners to within two points of leaders Liverpool and just a point shy of Manchester City in second place. It was the perfect response following the midweek loss to Porto in the Champions League.

“I think the midweek defeat gave us the motivation to get a win today, also the way Newcastle won the game last time gave us a little bit of extra fight,” captain Martin Odegaard said after the match. “Even though we’ve travelled a lot recently and played a lot of games and we were very tired, we just wanted to come here and give the fans a good night and we did.”

He added: “Now is the moment to show that we’re not afraid, to show what we learnt last season. The year before that, we missed the Champions League and then we came back so strong, of course we missed out on the title last year but it’s time to prove we learnt something from that experience.

We enjoy playing with each other, every day is so exciting and now we have to take it step-by-step, work hard and then we’ll see who wins it in the end. We’re all living the dream, we’re all dreaming of being here on the biggest stage, the most competitive league in the world and everyone knows how hard it is every week.

“That’s where we all want to be, we all want to fight for trophies and that’s where we want to be, pushing everyday.”

After the win against Newcastle, there were wild celebrations from coaching staff, players and supporters. Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya was also spotted giving his gloves away to a supporter in the stands, which will act as a nice memento for the lucky fan

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