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Arsenal center back Thomas Vermaelen scored in stoppage time for his team to come from behind and beat Newcastle 2-1 on Monday, moving within a point of third place in the Premier League .
Vermaelen scored in the fifth and final minute of added time, tapping the ball in from close range to send the 60,000 crowd into a frenzy as the Gunners are now within touching distance of fierce rival Tottenham in the last automatic Champions League spot.
Arsenal was 10 points behind its fellow north London team only a few weeks ago, placing manager Arsene Wenger under increasing scrutiny and open criticism from fans.
Newcastle scored in the 14th minute after Vermaelen gave the ball away, leaving Hatem Ben Arfa free to run down the right and cut inside Kieran Gibbs. The French winger's curving left-footed strike beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny at the near post.
Arsenal had been dominating the match up until that point, and the hosts showed resilience to reply immediately from the restar...
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Arsenal center back Thomas Vermaelen scored in stoppage time for his team to come from behind and beat Newcastle 2-1 on Monday, moving within a point of third place in the Premier League.
Vermaelen scored in the fifth and final minute of added time, tapping the ball in from close range to give the Gunners their fifth consecutive league win.
Newcastle opened the scoring in the 14th...
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It was Heartbreak Hotel for Newcastle tonight at the Emirates Stadium, and after holding the Gunners to 1-1 Arsenal got the winner in the 5th minute of added time. Newcastle deserved a point tonight and it was cruel that our boys got nothing out of the game. It was Thomas Vermaelen who scrambled the ball past Krul with just [...]
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Spurs were thought to be leading the race for the Belgium international's signature, who has previously stated his admiration for Harry Redknapp's side.
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