Video: Mikel Arteta spoke to the media after Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium – Courtesy of The Press Bureau.
The Magpies frustrated the North Londoners before the interval. However, Arteta’s men produced a sparking second-half display.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nodded the Gunners ahead nine minutes after the restart, then Pepe doubled their advantage three minutes later.
Mesut Ozil netted his first goal of the season in the closing stage, and there was still time for Alexandre Lacazette to end his recent goal drought with a stoppage-time fourth.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerín, Mustafi, David Luiz, Saka, Ceballos (Torreira 81’), Xhaka, Pépé, Özil (Willock 90’), Aubameyang, Nketiah (Lacazette 84’) Subs not used: Papastathopoulos, Martínez, Kolasinac, Martinelli
Newcastle United: Dubravka, Lazaro (Hayden 74’), Fernández (Ritchie 74’), Lascelles, Clark, Rose, Almirón, Bentaleb, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton Subs not used: Schär, Lejeune, Darlow, Atsu, M Longstaff
Referee: Lee Mason
Assistants: Ian Hussin and Harry Lennard
Fourth Official: Andy Madley