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Arsenal vs Newcastle pitch invader leaves stewards chasing shadows as one hits the deck

Arsenal were in full flow against Newcastle at the Emirates and clearly one fan also had a spring in his step.

A pitch invader managed to evade the stewards for a lengthy period with his pace even causing one of them to stack it.

The excited male ran from one half to the other before three stewards eventually grabbed him but not before he had received the admiration of the Emirates crowd.

They gave a particularly loud cheer when the steward was unable to keep his feet with boos ringing out once the invader had been stopped in his tracks.

“Best bit about today was the pitch invader,” said one fan.

While another added: “have to give credit where credit is due… That’s some decent pace and footwork.”

It was an entertaining afternoon all round for the majority in north London as the hosts stuck four past Steve Bruce’s side courtesy of goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.

The three points was just Mikel Arteta’s second league win since taking charge of the Gunners almost two months ago and pulls them that bit closer to the European spots.

Those in the top half have been given new hope that the Champions League could be a possibility after Manchester City’s unprecedented UEFA punishment.

Arsenal are six points off fifth-placed Tottenham but Arteta insists they are not about to set any goals but hopes their win will be the catalyst for a winning run.

He said: “Ten days ago I was disappointed with the draw at Burnley and it looked so far away. Now it’s up to us to put a run together.

“Very difficult. [I am] Not conflicted at all. I want the best for Manchester City, for Pep, for the players. The only thing I want for them was positive and good things. I want us to do the best we can to achieve what we can deserve.”