England international Theo Walcott scored a natural hat trick on Saturday to lead Arsenal FC to a 7-3 win over Newcastle United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.
Substitute striker added two goals for the Gunners as manager Arsene Wenger’s team moved up to fifth in the league table at the halfway point in the English domestic season.
Goals from Demba Ba (two) and Sylvain Marveaux saw the Magpies equalize on three occasions before Arsenal finished the fixture with a four goal flurry.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen (c), Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs; Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Olivier Giroud 74), Santi Cazorla (Francis Coquelin 86), Lukas Podolski (Aaron Ramsey 82); Theo Walcott
Subs not used: Vito Mannone, Johan Djourou, Tomas Rosicky, Gervinho
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson (Shane Ferguson 82), James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gael Bigirimana (Shola Ameobi 82), Cheick Tiote; Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux (James Tavernier 88), Gabriel Obertan; Demba Ba
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Remie Streete, Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi