Man of the match, Emile Smith-Rowe discussing his eventful evening, Newcastle being tough opponents and the change in direction of Arsenal.
He said:“Yeah I was really happy. A bit of a relief for me because obviously like you said the incident before wasn’t ideal and it definitely wasn’t intentional, so I’m happy to get the goal and happy to go through to the next round.
“We knew coming into the game how tough it was going to be. We know that they are a strong opponent so it was just about breaking them down and in the end we got there.
“From a young kid I have always dreamt of playing for this club. All the young players it is good for us to get opportunities so yeah I am really happy to be playing for this club.
“I think it shows how together we are. We’ve been working off the pitch to get closer as a group and it’s starting to show on the pitch and as a group we are so happy to keep winning games.”