Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal: Relentless Magpies downed by Giroud double

Olivier Giroud scored two goals in four minutes as Arsenal beat Newcastle to continue their pursuit of second-placed Manchester City.

After City beat West Brom, the Gunners kept a point behind their rivals with a sixth successive win but they hung on as Newcastle improved after half-time.

Giroud poked in from Santi Cazorla’s free-kick before heading in a corner.

Moussa Sissoko’s finish sparked a response but Arsenal held on after David Ospina saved Remy Cabella’s shot.

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