Premier League—St. James' Park, Newcastle
Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal
Scorers: Giroud (65')
Arsenal scraped a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United to go top of the Premier League table going into 2014.
Olivier Giroud glanced a header home from a Theo Walcott free-kick to steal the three points, and despite vast amounts of pressure applied by the home side in the closing stages, the Gunners were able to hang on for a second critical win over the Christmas period.
Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon; Anita, Tiote, Cabaye; Sissoko, Remy, Gouffran
Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla; Giroud