NEWCASTLE ..........1 ARSENAL ..............2
OLIVIER Giroud’s double inside four first-half minutes saw Arsenal beat Newcastle.
The Gunners remain a point behind second-placed Manchester City with a sixth successive Premier League win but they hung on at the death.
Giroud poked in from Santi Cazorla’s free-kick before heading in a corner. Moussa Sissoko’s finish sparked a response but Arsenal held on after David Ospina saved Remy Cabella’s shot.