Newcastle fans taunt Arsenal after Gunners’ defeat left Tottenham in pole position for European spot
‘Champions League… you’re laughing!’ Newcastle fans jeer Arsenal supporters at St James’ Park after the Gunners’ defeat left rivals Tottenham in pole position for a European spot
- Newcastle fans have mocked their Arsenal counterparts after their 2-0 loss
- The Gunners lost at St James’ Park on Monday, the hosts won handily
- The result is a blow to the Champions League aspirations of Mikel Arteta’s team
- And the Magpies supporters in the stands taunted the away fans with an amusing chant.
Newcastle supporters have mocked their Arsenal counterparts after inflicting a defeat that massively damages their Champions League hopes.
The Magpies beat Mikel Arteta’s side 2-0 at St James’ Park on Monday night, dealing a huge blow to their opponents.
The result leaves Arsenal two points behind fierce rival Tottenham in the race for the top four, with just one game remaining this season.
To secure fourth place and the final Champions League qualifying spot, the Gunners essentially need to beat Everton and hope that Spurs slide against already relegated Norwich.
And knowing that a win over the North London outfit would hurt their European football ambitions, the Newcastle fans taunted them with a hilarious chant during the game.
They sang: ‘Champions League? You’re laughing!…Champions League? You’re laughing! on repeat, with much of the local crowd echoing the song.
Although several players were missing for Arsenal, including left-back Kieran Tierney and central midfielder Thomas Partey, it was a weak and shoddy performance.
Ben White’s own goal and Bruno Guimaraes’ late goal made the difference between the two teams, but Newcastle outscored the visitors and could have scored more.
Eddie Howe’s side now sit in 12th place and could potentially finish ninth in the league if results go their way on the final day.
It’s been a big change since Howe took over on Nov. 8, when the team was 19th in the division, the only team in the league without a win and level on points with bottom-ranked Norwich.