EPL: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double lifts Arsenal over Newcastle

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has struck twice, as Arsenal defeated Newcastle United 3-0 to extend Steve Bruce's side to a ninth straight game without win over all competitions.

After a dreadful start to the season, Mikel Arteta's side are now up to 10th place in the league and never looked in danger against a Newcastle side that look demoralised.

Aubameyang struck the post in the first half and Alexandre Lacazette forced a good save out of the Newcastle keeper just after the interval.

But Aubameyang finally fired the 'Gunners' ahead in the 50th minute, finishing off a counter-attack by running at the Newcastle defence and then blasting home a powerful left-foot drive at the near post.

Ten minutes later, Bukayo Saka made it 2-0 with a confident slot home, after good work down the left flank from impressive youngster Emile Smith Rowe, who jinked his way around the back of the Newcastle defence, before delivering a pinpoint pass.

Aubameyang completed the comfortable victory, after Cedric Soares got to the byline and pulled the ball back into his path.

Video review examined whether the ball had crossed the line before Cedric's pass, but allowed the goal to stand.

Arsenal have now kept a clean sheet in five straight games in all competitions.