Quick reaction from Lacazette – now we can maybe go to the Champions League by Sam P
Ten home wins in a row and we are now third, two points ahead of Tottenham and Man Utd and three points ahead of Chelsea. It was a dominant display and could have been an even higher margin of victory, it is hard to fault any of the players, there was of course the odd mistake but as an overall performance, it was calm, fluid, creative and assured.
Lacazette was extremely effective up front, Ozil was sublime, Ramsey was driven and even Mustafi with his customary mistakes was on a mission. Even the subs looked like they were enjoying themselves, there was no nervousness and at no stage did we allow Newcastle to get any sort of foothold in the game.
Confidence is shooting skywards and Champions League is now tantalisingly close as Lacazette told SkySports after the game.
“It was a big game tonight, a tough game. The coach said we had to be patient and efficient in the box and we did that” he said. “It’s always like this against Newcastle. We are happy.
“I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League. The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.
“I would like to score away from home too but if we win that’s all that is important. We are more confident, everybody knows what we have to do.”
We only have two more league games at home and so it is far from a stroll but it is now in our hands and the way we played, I for one am convinced that we will be playing Champions League football at the Emirates next season.