Newcastle 1 – 2 Arsenal – The Gunners win in Ozil's absence

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Newcastle 1 – 2 Arsenal – The Gunners win in Ozil’s absence


Arsenal have recorded a 2-1 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League. The Gunners were coming off the back of being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League despite beating Monaco 2-0 on Tuesday.

The North London based side remain in third place with 60 points in 30 games following today’s result.

Olivier Giroud scored both of Arsenals goals while Sissoko found the back of the net for Newcastle.

Mesut Özil has been left out of the team against Newcastle United at St James Park due to illness, the club revealed.

The Gunners put an end to speculation that Özil had been dropped from the team via their official Twitter account.

Arsenal FC tweeted: “@MesutOzil1088 misses today’s game through illness #NUFCvAFC.”

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The details of the illness have not yet been disclosed but Özil has been left out of the squad.

Özil has been left outside the Arsenal squad for the first time since returning from injury.