Full-time - 90'
7 - 3
17:30 +00:00, December 29, 2012
Emirates Stadium, England
Well what a remarkable ending to a superb day of football. Hope you have enjoyed it. See you next time.
That win sees Arsenal move up to fifth place. Newcastle, meanwhile, stay in 15th position.
A match that looked to be going either way as it entered its final stages soon turned on its head as Arsenal stepped up a gear and produced some breathtaking football. Excellent result. Excellent game.
And there goes the final whistle. What a fantastic result in the end for Arsenal.
Ramsey spots Giroud with a ball into the box but the striker can only hit the bar from close range. Unlucky.
It was 4-3 until the 85th minute...
Arsenal have run wild in these final moments to the game. What was an evenly-matched game has now turned into a bit of a rout.
Walcott somehow manages to force his way past four defenders and into the Newcastle box before clipping a lovely finish over Krul. Fantastic goal.
GOAL FOR ARSENAL. WALCOTT.
Five minutes of injury time to be played.
Santon goes into the book for a bad challenge on Giroud.
Arsenal come forward again through Walcott who finds Wilshere on the edge of the box. The midfielder tries to pick out Giroud but his pass is just underhit.
Tavernier comes on for Marveaux.
Superb strength from Giroud as he forces his way past two defenders into the box before firing past Krul at his near post. Top strike.
GOAL FOR ARSENAL. GIROUD.
Arsenal have looked like scoring with every attack this half. A major improvement from the first 45.
Coquelin comes on for Cazorla.
A lovely move from Arsenal as Walcott produces a brilliant cross from the right to pick out the diving header of Giroud. Krul no chance.
Newcastle looks to break down the other end through Obertan but he eventually concedes possession.
Koscielny attempts a bicycle kick following Wilshere's corner but he just misses it.
Lovely play from Arsenal as Ramsey eventually picks out Walcott on the edge of the box but his shot deflects just wide of the post.
While Arsenal bring on Ramsey for Podolski.
Shola Ameobi comes on for Bigirimana.
Cazorla searches for Walcott with a looping ball over the top that seems to allude both Krul and the Arsenal man. Walcott gets hold of the ball and tries to find a team-mate but Newcastle have plenty of bodies back by now to deal with it.
Tiote plays in Cisse first time with a lovely ball but the striker handles the ball and play is stopped.
Wilshere sends a free-kick in from the right but Krul does well to come and claim the ball. Although he does takes out Perch in doing so.
There is definitely another goal in this game but which way is it going to go?
Ba picks up a ball from the right and shakes off Koscielny in the area but the referee blows for the foul.
Newcastle are getting plenty of balls into Arsenal's box at the moment. The home side are defending well for now though.
Gibbs bursts down the left and spots Giroud but the striker is harried off the ball.
Bigirimana lets fly with a volley from the edge of the box but Szczesny gets down low to make the save.
Can Arsenal hold on now? Surely they have learnt from their mistakes...
On comes Giroud for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Podolski picks out Gibbs down the left who who then squares the ball to Walcott. The England international turns on a sixpence before finding the back of the net with a great strike.
What is going to happen next? Pardew signalled to his players 'no more goals' after that strike. He is desperate not to see his side fall behind again.
Terrible defending again from Arsenal. Ba was completely unmarked. Gibbs was asleep.
Marveaux with a delightful ball that picks out Ba at the far post who then manages to squeeze his strike past Szczesny.
GOAL FOR NEWCASTLE. BA.
Cazorla tries to play in Walcott but the pair are not on the same page and the pass goes astray.
Santon sends a ball in from the left but Koscielny is there to head clear the danger.
Newcastle pushing forward now. What a game this is turning out to be.
It's all Arsenal now. Wilshere sends a dangerous corner into the box and Koscielny is a whisker away from getting the required contact needed on his header.
Wilshere does brilliantly to drive forward into the Newcastle box before hanging a ball back across goal. It causes the Magpies defence all sorts of problems and Coloccini can only head back across to Podolski who has an empty net to aim at.
GOAL FOR ARSENAL. PODOLSKI.
Podolski passes to Cazorla on the edge of the box who then completes the one-two with a sublime pass to the German but Krul does well to smother.
This game is pretty evenly matched at the moment. It feels as if we may see a few more goals before the final whistle.
Walcott's resulting corner is poor though and Newcastle easily clear.
Cazorla shoots from the edge of the box to bring out a fine save from Krul.
Obertan tries to pick out the run of Ba but Koscielny is there to make the interception.
The defending from Arsenal for that goal was very poor. Nobody was anywhere near Marveaux.
Fantastic work from Obertan who beats Sagna and sends a killer ball across the face of the goal. Marveaux is there completely unmarked at the far post to tap home.
GOAL FOR NEWCASTLE. MARVEAUX.
The game is beginning to get a little more stretched now.
Ba picks up the ball on the edge of the box but Vermaelen is there once again with a top tackle. Arsenal break down the other end through Walcott but the England international wastes possession with a poor shot that sails wide.
Santon hangs a dangerous ball in towards Ba but Vermaelen produces an excellent defensive header to clear.
Arsenal looking comfortable in possession at the moment.
The Arsenal fans are finally starting to make some noise now.
This was exactly the start Wenger was looking for. Can Arsenal build on this goal now or will they retreat like in the first half and allow Newcastle back into the game?
Podolski heads on Simpson's poor throw to Cazorla who tees up Oxlade-Chamberlain on the edge of the box and the winger picks out the bottom corner. Lovely strike.
GOAL FOR ARSENAL. OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN.
Wilshere picks out Podolski with a lovely pass but Simpson does well to outmuscle the German for the ball.
Obertan plays in Bigirimana who sends a hanging ball into the box but Szczesny does well to claim.
Some lovely football from Arsenal as Podolski plays in Gibbs into the box but the full back can only shoot straight at Krul.
Sagna sends a ball in from the right but Coloccini clears.
Cazorla sends a dangerous ball into the box from the left but Krul does well to punch clear.
Arsene Wenger will be looking for an instant response from his side. They have underperformed.
And the second half is now underway...
And there goes the half-time whistle. Walcott handed Arsenal the lead with a lovely strike but ever since the goal Newcastle have battled back and eventually drawn themselves level. They are on top at the moment.
Ba rises to meet Marveaux's corner and again heads it over the bar. Should have done better.
One minute of added on time to be played. Newcastle will not want the half to end.
Marveaux drives forward before letting rip from the edge of the box but Szczesny pulls off a great save.
Oxlade-Chamberlain almost gets past Obertan only for a last-ditch challenge.
You have to say that is the least Newcastle have deserved.
It's Ba who takes the free-kick but it takes a massive deflection off the back of Wilshere and flies into the back of the net, leaving Szczesny with no chance.
Newcastle win a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Marveaux sends a poor corner in and Arsenal break through Walcott. The winger pours forward but his pass to the unmarked Cazorla is poor and he wastes a real chance for the Gunners.
Tiote with a 30-yard screamer that brings out a decent save from Szczesny.
Newcastle are really making Arsenal work hard at the moment. The away side cannot break down the opposition's defence though.
Podolski plays in Walcott with a lovely pass but the Englishman is unable to slot the ball past Krul this time. The shot lacked power.
Newcastle have had 74% of the possession in the last five minutes.
Santon tries to send a ball in from the right but he just overruns it and it goes out for the goal kick.
A nice spell of possession at the moment for Newcastle.
Tiote with a curling delivery into the box looking for the run of Ba but it is overhit just a little.
Apart from conceding the goal, Alan Pardew will be pretty pleased with his side's performance up to now.
Ba tries to pick out the run of Obertan but the ball is overhit and it goes out for a goal kick.
There have been plenty of crosses fired into the box at both ends this evening.
Oxlade-Chamberlain again sends a ball in from the right but again Coloccini is there to avert the danger.
Vermaelen picks out the run of Oxlade-Chamberlain but the winger is offside.
But Marveaux's corner is sent straight to Szczesny.
Newcastle are getting plenty of crosses into the box. This time Simpson sees his ball deflect off for a corner.
Cisse delivers a ball into the box from the right but Vermaelen volleys it away to safety.
Wilshere sends the corner in this time but Krul claims at the second attempt.
Walcott sends a dangerous corner in but Perch is there to head off for another corner.
Podolski pours forward down the left before passing to Gibbs who goes on to win the corner.
Tiote sends a free-kick in from deep but Szczesny does well to claim.
Oxlade-Chamberlain sends a ball in from the right but it takes a big deflection and Simpson clears.
Newcastle were playing a very high line for the goal. Do that against Walcott and he will punish you.
What have Newcastle got in response now? The goal came just as they were imposing themselves on the game.
That was Walcott's 12th goal of the season.
Walcott is played through on goal down the left. The Arsenal man bursts forward down on goal before calmly slotting into the bottom corner. Lovely finish.
It is Arsenal who are struggling to get hold of the ball now. A promising spell from the away side.
Obertan tries to send a ball into the box from the left but it is poor and goes straight to Szczesny.
Oxlade-Chamberlain shakes off Santon and bursts down the right before firing a dangerous ball across goal but Coloccini is there to clear.
Marveaux picks out Ba with a great ball but the striker is wrongly accused of being offside.
Newcastle starting to see a lot more of the ball now.
Ba rises to meet Marveaux's corner but he can only head over the bar. Should really have hit the target.
Marveaux picks out the run of Simpson on the right but Gibbs blocks his cross off for the corner.
Sagna sends a dangerous ball into the box and nearly picks out Walcott only for some good defending from Bigirimana.
But Marveauz sends the set piece straight into the arms of Szczesny.
Newcastle have won a free-kick in a dangerous position. A chance for them to get some bodies in the box.
Podolski tries to spot the run of Walcott but he just overhits the pass.
Some sloppy passing from Arsenal as Koscielny's ball to Sagna goes out for a throw-in.
Krul does well to come off his line and clear a long ball over the top before Walcott could get to it.
Arsenal playing the ball around nicely at the moment and making Newcastle work hard.
Arsenal have been pressing Newcastle very quickly as soon as they get on the ball.
Walcott almost catches out Perch but the Newcastle man is just able to play his back pass safely to Krul who clears.
Ba brings a ball into the box under control and sets up Cisse but Arsenal do well to close the striker down straight away.
Coloccini clatters Walcott with a strong challenge. He won the ball the referee says.
Cazorla picks out Gibbs with a cross-field ball but the full back concedes possession cheaply.
So Arsenal have been looking to get the ball on the floor and play some football. Cazorla is already at the heart of their play.
Sagna this time picks out Cazorla in the box. The Spaniard tries a cross-cum shot but the angle is too tight and Krul claims it with ease.
Cazorla picks out Sagna with a lovely ball down the right. The full back gets the cross in but Coloccini chests clear.
Walcott bursts down the right wing but Coloccini does well to stop the attacker in his tracks.
Thierry Henry is watching in the stands. He is training with the Gunners now.
Newcastle were exposed there so Arsenal could have done better.
Arsenal break down the other end through Wilshere who picks out Oxlade-Chamberlain but the winger can only drag his shot wide of the post from the edge of the box.
Ba tries to force his way into the Arsenal box but Vermaelen is there to get in his way.
And Newcastle get the game underway...
The teams are out onto the pitch. We are just moments from kick-off...
The last time these two sides met was in March when Thomas Vermaelen hit an injury-time winner as Arsenal won 2-1. Hatem Ben Arfa had put Newcastle ahead before Robin van Persie equalised.
Newcastle make two changes to the side that lost to Manchester United on boxing day. Cheick Tiote and Gabriel Obertan come in for Mike Williamson and Vurnon Anita.
Arsenal make one change to the side that saw off Wigan last weekend, as Laurent Koscielny comes in for Per Mertesacker who is ill.
Newcastle subs: arper, Ferguson, Tavernier, Streete, Abeid, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.
Arsenal subs: Mannone, Djourou, Ramsey, Coquelin, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud.
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Perch, Coloccini, Santon, Bigirimana, Tiote; Cisse, Marveaux, Obertan, Ba.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott.
Ismael Cheik Tioté
Papiss Demba Cisse