Arsenal boss Wenger upset with Newcastle defeat: Story of our season

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United celebrates after he scores the winning goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St. James Park on September 16

ARSENAL remain the only side yet to pick up any Premier League points away from home in 2018 after losing 2-1 at Newcastle this afternoon (Sunday).

Arsenal have now lost all five of their opening away league matches in a calendar year for the first time since 1925 - a damning 93-year low that underlines their problems this season.

"It's a bit the story of the season".

After a lively affair on Tyneside, Newcastle United stun Arsenal with an emphatic 2-1 victory. I think the game could have been over at halftime. We conceded two goals from nowhere.

Ritchie, though stunned the Gunners with a second goal for Newcastle with 68 minutes played, as he smashed home past Cech, having picked up a Perez flick as Nacho Monreal's poor headed clearance fell for second-half substitute Islam Slimani, who nodded the ball down to the goalscorer. "We came out of it with no points and overall we thought we should have got three points".

"We played with good spirit but a bad result is the outcome". We have to deal with that, unfortunately. "It's very hard to swallow".




Premier League clubs voted on Friday not to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) for next season, after it was agreed that more testing was required before it could be used in matches.

Wenger was then asked how he could help to change the Gunners' fortunes away from home. I feel the team gave everything. "But it didn't work and I have to be realistic enough to say that maybe our balance offensively and defensively doesn't work".

Alex Iwobi nearly doubled Arsenal's lead moments later with a stinging strike that forced a good save from Martin Dubravka. And Wenger acknowledged that those previous disappointments may be affecting his team's confidence on the road.

On their worrying away form, Wenger said: "Of course it's a concern".

"It has a subconscious weight in our minds".

The goal was created by a fantastic long ball from Shkodran Mustafi, which found Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who in turn played a great cross into the path of Lacazette, who volleyed home from close range with his right foot to give the visitors the lead.

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