Newcastle 2-1 Arsenal: 5 things we learned

It was another disastrous day for the Gunners at a throbbing St James Park, with sixth place now in doubt.

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St James’ Park has been something of a bellwether ground for Arsenal in recent years. It was here where the Gunners let slip a four-goal lead in 2011. It was here, too, where they secured last-gasp qualification to the Champions League at Spurs’ expense two years later.

A miserable 2-1 defeat on Sunday offered a useful precis of Arsenal’s season. They were desperate all afternoon playing like a side whose eggs are nestled firmly in the Europa League basket. In a game that mattered a lot more to the home side, here are five things we learned. 

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