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Arsenal slip as Newcastle rise to top-four

Newcastle’s rise to becoming a team ready to compete in the Champions League seemed inevitable following their buy-out by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund a year ago.

Few predicted it would happen this quickly.

With a 2-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday, Newcastle climbed into fourth place in the Premier League – the final Champions League qualification position – in another statement of intent by the soccer team with the world’s richest ownership.

Now, Newcastle are fourth and seven points behind leaders Arsenal, who drew 1-1 at Southampton to bring their eight-match winning run in all competitions to an end.

It was only the second time Arsenal had dropped points in the league in 11 games.

Arsenal went ahead through Granit Xhaka in the 11th minute, only for Stuart Armstrong to equalise after the break.

Arsenal’s lead now stands at two points from Manchester City, with Tottenham a further…

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