Twitter Reacts To Walcott and Giroud’s Performances vs. Newcastle

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Arsenal overcame a battling 10 man Newcastle side on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win that fired them to 5th in the league.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s deflected strike was all that separated the two teams, despite Newcastle going down to ten men after 16 minutes. But that only tells half the story; the Gunners were denied a clear penalty inside 10 minutes and looked like they might run away with it before Mitrovic was sent off. Then the home side sat back and blunted an Arsenal attack that was built to counter attack.

The feeling around the club at the moment seems rather negative, but from the opening four games, 7 points cannot be considered a disaster. The key is that the team manage to find their rhythm ahead of a very difficult looking November. Hopefully the manager makes a couple of signings before Tuesday’s transfer deadline and then I will be satisfied with the early season form.

One thing we certainly need to improve on is efficiency and that was an area of improvement the fans certainly identified too. Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud’s wastefulness caused particular annoyance.

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