A number of senior Gunners have expressed their delight at the 1-0 win over Newcastle United on their social networks.
Arsenal's lasting power has oft been questioned throughout the campaign, as has their ability to put fellow elite teams to the sword despite slaying Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
While Aaron Ramsey is currently occupying the physio's room due to a hip/groin complaint and was unavailable for selection against the Magpies, he remained interested in the match, claimed the three point collection was a crucial one as it came against an in-form opponent (ten points from their a possible previous 12) and sees Giroud come out the other side of a six-week goal barren spell.
Great 3 points at an in-form team today, nice to see @_OlivierGiroud_ back on the score sheet. Top of the league at the halfway point!— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) December 29, 2013
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