Emirates Stadium | 29 Dec 2012
A super finish to the year for Arsenal as they thrashed Newcastle United 7-3 at home. Theo Walcott scored a brilliant hat trick, his third was just gorgeous. Olivier Giroud scored a brace in quick succession. He would have got his 3 goals too but for the cross bar at the very end of the match.
The match was perfectly poised till about the 70th minute mark with both teams going for win but it was the Gunners who took the initiative and scored right, left & center.
Sign Da Ting Theo!
Arsenal – Theo Walcott goals vs Newcastle (20′, 73′, 90’+2), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal vs Newcastle (51′), Lukas Podolski goal vs Newcastle (64′), Olivier Giroud goals vs Newcastle (84′, 87′)
Newcastle United – Jack Wilshere (43′ own goal), Sylvain Marveaux goal vs Arsenal (59′), Demba Ba goal vs Arsenal (69′)
Arsenal – Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott. Substitutes – Mannone, Djourou, Ramsey, Coquelin, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud
Newcastle United – Krul; Simpson, Perch, Coloccini, Santon; Bigirimana, Tiote; Cisse, Marveaux, Obertan; Ba. Substitutes – Harper, Ferguson, Tavernier, Streete, Abeid, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi
Watch the highlights below.