Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: 6 Things We Learned from the Gunners' Thrilling Win

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Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: 6 Things We Learned from the Gunners' Thrilling Win
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In a match for the ages, Arsenal scorched Newcastle to the score of 7-3 at the Emirates Stadium.

I began my live blog of the match by saying that things were proceeding at an unexpectedly slow pace, and I couldn't have predicted the rest of the game worse.

The eight-goal second half was, well, marvelous. Each side traded blows at a comically fast pace, turning the score from 1-1 to 3-3 within a few minutes.

Arsenal, however, pulled away when it really mattered. Theo Walcott, the hat-trick hero who's suddenly the hottest striker in the Premier League, and super-sub Olivier Giroud each netted two goals in the final half hour to seal an historic win for the Gunners.

The task of summing it all up is futile, but let's look at six things that this match taught us.

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