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Ian Wright's perfect response after Alan Shearer claims Arsenal aren't that good

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Arsenal made it three consecutive wins in the Premier League after seeing off Newcastle 2-1 at St James' Park.

After a goalless first 45 minutes, Granit Xhaka broke the deadlock shortly after the break with a sumptuous free-kick.

Mesut Ozil then doubled their tally 10 minutes after to give Unai Emery's men breathing space.

Ciaran Clark pulled one back for the hosts in stoppage time but Arsenal would cling on to secure another three points.

Emery's side are now up to nine points in the league, level on points with north London rivals, Tottenham.

But while Arsenal are on the up, the same cannot be said for Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez was unable to get the backing in the transfer market that he would have liked this summer and this is proving costly for his side.

They remain in the relegation zone having picked up just one point from their opening five games.

One man who would have found it hard to watch was Newcastle fan, Alan Shearer.

The 48-year-old was clearly unhappy when reviewing the game on Match of the Day, where he made some controversial claims about Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil scored his first goal of the season against Newcastle

"Having to sit in the office with this guy [Ian Wright] hurt," he said.

"That defeat hurt me more than the Tottenham one, or the Man City one, or the Chelsea one, because I don't think Arsenal are that good a team."

But instead of being offended, Wright had the perfect response to Shearer's comments.

He simply responded with a slight grin on his face: "Oh, we were better than you today Al."

That's all that needed to be said by Wright. They may not have been at their best, but Arsenal still deservedly picked up all three points.

Regardless of Shearer's comments, Arsenal fans will just be happy that they managed to continue their winning run.

Emery shared those same feelings in his post-match interview after the game, although he admitted his side can improve on the performance.

"The result gives us confidence but the things on the pitch, individually and collectively, that we can improve," he said, per Sky Sports.

"We are happy with this victory and we are improving but we also need to continue working individually and collectively to improve more things.

Granit Xhaka celebrates after his superb free-kick against Newcastle

"In the first half we didn't have the control we wanted but in the second half we were better and this victory is useful for us.

"We also need to improve and score more goals individually.

"Every player works, not only the attacking players but also the midfielders and the centre-backs at set pieces.

"Also when the left-back and the right-back are arriving in the box we want to give them chances to score but normally, our attacking players will do more in the future."

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Topics:
Alan Shearer
Ian Wright
Football
Unai Emery
Granit Xhaka
Mesut Özil
Ciaran Clark
Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal
Newcastle United

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