Arsenal eye Champions League after Newcastle stroll

Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud helped Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0 and move four points clear for the fourth position in the Premier League table.

updated: April 29, 2014 09:40 IST
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London: Arsenal moved four points clear of Everton in the race for the fourth and final Champions League place on offer to Premier League clubs with a convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday.

A rare strike by Laurent Koscielny opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium before Mesut Ozil netted for the 10th time this season and Olivier Giroud sealed victory with his 21st goal of the campaign to boost the Gunners' hopes of a 17th successive term in Europe's premier club competition.

Arsene Wenger's side now require just one more victory from their final two league matches against either West Bromwich Albion or Norwich City to book their spot.

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