Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger unhappy over VAR decision

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The former Liverpool manager masterminded Newcastle's 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Sunday to confirm the Magpies will be playing Premier League football again next season. "It worked", Wenger added, implying this was no longer the case.

NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Apr 16- Arsene Wenger admits he finds Arsenal's away form "baffling" after they suffered yet another defeat on the road at Newcastle United.

The Gunners took an early lead when Alexandre Lacazette slotted home a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross in the 14th minute.

"It's been the story of our season, 70% possession, 1-0, lots of chances, and then you wonder how you lose the game".

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez feels they have done enough to cement their place in the Premier League for another season after beating Arsenal. Lacazette should have equalised in the closing stages, but he shot into the side-netting.

Talking to former Arsenal midfielder Adrian Clarke and talkSPORT host Alan Brazil, Quinn said this morning: "I'll put it to bed straight away because Newcastle fans will be laughing at you two muppets now". Fatalism. Futility. The patches of empty seats that have become more and more prevalent at the Emirates since the turn of the year are the worrying result of a support base's dwindling interest, where not even a European semi-final can rouse them from their lethargy.

After taking the lead, the visitors took control of the game for the next ten minutes or so and they nearly got a second goal when a good passing move ended with Alex Iwobi forcing a good save from Martin Dúbravka.

It was nearly 3-1 a few minutes later when Kenedy was played through on goal by a great pass from Slimani but via a deflection from Mustafi, Kenedy'shot came back off the bar with Cech beaten.

The sixth-placed Gunners are 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with only five games remaining in the race to qualify for the Champions League.

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