The Gunners eased past Crystal Palace 4-1 in a London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, leaving title rivals Manchester City with plenty of work to do in April after they were on FA Cup quarter-final duty this weekend.
Tottenham missed the chance to move up to third on Saturday after letting a two-goal lead slip at bottom-of-the-table Southampton, prompting a remarkable press conference rant from Antonio Conte.
It means that Newcastle can now leapfrog Spurs into fourth should they win their games in hand, after leaving it late on Friday night to earn a valuable win away at Nottingham Forest. Alexander Isak scored twice to cut the gap to Spurs.
The late game on Saturday saw Chelsea twice pegged back by Everton in a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, while earlier 10-man Brentford drew with Leicester, Leeds won at Wolves and Aston Villa brushed aside Bournemouth.
FA Cup matches kept Liverpool, Manchester United, West Ham, Brighton and Fulham out of league action this weekend, as well as City.
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