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Premier League: Arsenal go clear at top as Laurent Koscielny strike downs Newcastle United

Published 1851 GMT (0251 HKT) January 2, 2016
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Laurent Koscielny (L) of Arsenal celebrates scoring against Newcastle United with team mate Aaron Ramsey (R). Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The French defender guided fellow countryman, Olivier Giroud's, flick-on past Newcastle goalkeeper, Rob Elliot, to give Arsenal a valuable 1-0 victory. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United attempts a bicycle kick, one of numerous chances spurned by the visiting side throughout the afternoon. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Aaron Ramsey and Fabricio Coloccini (R) compete for the ball in what was a keenly contested match. Paul Gilham/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott was largely kept quiet by a well-organized Newcastle side. GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Joel Campbell of Arsenal celebrates after Koscielny opened the scoring. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images