Arsenal up to third as Ramsey, Lacazette sink Newcastle
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Arsenal up to third as Ramsey, Lacazette sink Newcastle

Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (right) celebrates scoring the opening goal.

Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (right) celebrates scoring the opening goal.

Aaron Ramsey lifted Arsenal into third place in the Premier League as the Wales midfielder's clinical finish inspired a 2-0 win against Newcastle on Monday.

Ramsey's first half strike was followed by Alexandre Lacazette's killer second in the closing stages at the Emirates Stadium, maintaining Arsenal's impressive progress under Unai Emery.

Emery's side climbed two points above fourth placed Tottenham and fifth placed Manchester United to bolster their chance of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish with seven games to go.

It is the first time Arsenal have been as high as third place since April 2017, highlighting their improvement since former Paris Saint Germain boss Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at the end of last season.

Ramsey's fifth goal of the season was only his second since he signed a lucrative pre-contract agreement to join Juventus at the end of the current campaign.

But, while Ramsey won't be part of Emery's long-term plans, the future still looks bright for Arsenal, who recorded a 10th consecutive home league victory for the first time since December 1997 to May 1998.

Arsenal finished with 63 points in Wenger's final season, but Emery has matched that tally with seven games to spare.

No wonder Arsenal fans celebrated an important win by taunting their spluttering north London rivals with chants of "are you watching Tottenham".

Newcastle remain seven points above the relegation zone after a 12th defeat in their last 13 meetings with Arsenal.

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