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Laurent Koscielny goal video: Arsenal nerves eased as Newcastle United undone

Arsenal centre-half Laurent Koscielny finally found a breakthrough for the Gunners against Newcastle United at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies were unable to clear their lines following a corner, and after switching off at the back, the French international was able to steal a march on his marker before sending his effort into the back of the net.

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The visitors had been the better side for the most part, as Steve McClaren had his tactics spot on to limit their rivals to few chances while his players continued to grow in confidence.

As the pressure and frustration started to build on the home side, it was becoming evident that something needed to be changed with Arsene Wenger forced into making substitutions in a bid to find the inspiration for a winner off his bench.

With goalkeeper Rob Elliot enjoying a relatively quiet afternoon, the Gunners eventually turned things around and found their way to score against the run of play as they will hope to now hold on and secure all three points.

Arsene Wenger’s side are looking to open up a gap at the top of the Premier League table, and depending on Leicester City’s result at home against Bournemouth, the Gunners could move two points clear of the Foxes with Manchester City set to face Watford in the evening kickoff.

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