Arsenal had a fairly easy 4-1 at Galatasaray last night in the Champions League, for which they had already qualified for the play-off rounds.
Arsene Wenger at Galatasaray last night
And it saw a return of German striker Lukas Podolski to the side and he got two goals, with Aaron Ramsey also getting a brace but being withdrawn with Mathieu Flamini as a precaution at the break.
This is what Arsene Wenger said after the game:
“Ramsey had a hamstring, but should be alright for Saturday,” “Flamini had a calf, but should be OK.”
Arsenal finished in second place in their Group D, as Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 with Anderlecht to finish top of the group.
Both players will be fit for the game against Newcastle on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have lost three of their last five league games, and have been extremely inconsistent recently, and the Gunners are level with Newcastle in the league table with 23 points from their 15 league games.
Newcastle have won six of our last eight league games suffering just one defeat at West Ham.
Arsene Wenger is under pressure again at Arsenal from some of the fan base, but for 17 successive seasons, since he joined them back in 1996, the Frenchman has had Arsenal in the top four of the Premier League, and every season they have also qualified from the group stage to the knock-out rounds of the Champions League.
Let’s just say the obvious – that is some fantastic record.
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