Lacazette ends goal drought as Arsenal downs Newcastle 4-0

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette ended his goal drought as Arsenal secured its first Premier League win since New Year's Day with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United.

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Lacazette ended his nine-game goal drought with the strike on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette ended his goal drought as Arsenal secured its first Premier League win since New Year's Day with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Lacazette had gone nine games in all competitions without a goal before he found the target with a mis-hit shot in the final moments of the game.

After a goalless first half, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners in front with a powerful header from a Nicolas Pepe cross.

Pepe himself added the second, from close range after good work from Bukayo Saka, and Mesut Ozil got his first of the season with a tap-in.

Lacazette, left on the bench with youngster Eddie Nketiah, finished off a smart move for Mikel Arteta's side, which recorded just its second win since the Spaniard took over at the club.

The defeat ended an eight-game unbeaten run for Newcastle.

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