Arsenal FC of London ended the year 2012 in a scintillating fashion. Arsene Wenger's men defeated Newcastle United by 7-3 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 29th December,2012. Theo Walcott scored a hat trick for the 'Gunners'. Oliver Giroud also bagged a brace while Podolski and Oxlade Chamberlain scored a goal each.
The first goal of the match was scored in the 20th minute by Walcott. Lucas Podolski delivered a cross that ended behind Newcastle's back four. Walcott was able to beat the offside trap and raced through the left channel of the 'Gunners' attack before firing a shot into Newcastle's net to make it 1-0 to the hosts.
Senegalese international, Demba Ba scored his 12th goal of the league with a 25 yard free kick. His effort was deflected into the net by Jack Wilshere in the 43rd minute of play.
Kieran Gibbs effort earlier in the second half was thwarted by Tim Krul. The Dutch keeper couldn't prevent Alex Oxlade Chamberlain from making it 2-1 to Arsenal. Santi Cazorla provided the assist for the Englishman. The Spaniard supplied a through pass for Chamberlain to fire his team into the lead in the 50th minute after a poor defending by the visitors.
In the 59th minute, Marveaux made it 2-2. The Frenchman tap the ball into an empty net after a cross from Gabriel Obertan went across the goal line.
Five minutes later, Jack Wilshere exhibited a Messi-like goal attempt. The England midfielder chipped the ball over Tim Krul, but the ball bounced off the crossbar for Podolski to nod the ball into the net.
In the 69th minute, Demba Ba made it 3-3. Marveaux dispossessed Gibbs off the ball and delivered a cross that was volleyed home by the Senegalese international.
Four minutes later, Walcott restored Arsenal's lead. The 23 year old player spun into the 'Magpies' defence before scoring a wonderful goal.
Walcott provided a master-class cross that was met by a flying header by Oliver Giroud. The Frenchman scored his second goal of the match few mionutes later when he slot the ball past Newcastle's keeper to make it 6-3 to Arsene Wenger's men.
There was still time for Walcott to put Newcastle to the sword with a fine effort in the injury time, Arsenal overwhelmed their opponents who left the Emirates Stadium without a single point despite scoring three goals away from home.
Meanwhile, Walcott's future at Arsenal is yet to be settled. The Englishman has not agreed to a contract extension beyond this current season.