Aaron Ramsey's parting gift to Arsenal might just be helping them back into the Champions League.
Ramsey scored in the 30th minute, setting Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 home win over Newcastle United that lifted them above Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United and into third place in the Premier League.
Alexandre Lacazette added the second goal in the 83rd minute in a dominant performance as the Gunners won for the 10th-straight league game at Emirates Stadium.
Ramsey is leaving Arsenal after 11 years to join Juventus on a free transfer in July.
He remains important to Arsenal manager Unai Emery, however, and was handed the armband against Newcastle in the absence of regular captain Laurent Koscielny, who was out injured.
He thought he had put Arsenal ahead in the 13th minute when he side-footed home a far-post finish after a corner was flicked on at the near post.
But the goal was disallowed because Sokratis Papastathopoulos was tugging the shirt of an opponent.
Ramsey got his goal soon after, though.
He flicked a pass to Lacazette, who was dispossessed just inside the area. The ball ran loose and Ramsey pounced to send a first-time shot through the legs of Paul Dummett and in off the post from 15 metres.
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