The Gunners cruised to a comfortable victory over Steve Bruce’s men in north London, although they had their work cut out after failing to break the deadlock in the first half.
Nevertheless, Mikel Arteta’s half-time team talk clearly worked wonders at The Emirates, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace and a Bukayo strike handed them a routine win in the second half.
Gunners hero Wright was particularly impressed by youngster Emile Smith-Rowe on the night, while also expressing his delight with Saka, Cedric Soares and Thomas Partey’s performances.
“[Smith-Rowe] is somebody they have had high hopes for,” he said.
“He’s had a couple of injuries and gone out on loan a couple of times. They know what he’s capable of.
“When you look at him in the academy and the first team, apart from [Mesut] Ozil, they are not many players who play in that hole like he does.
“On the half-turn, with a lot more energy and pace than anybody else. Maybe even [more than] Ozil when he’s in there.
“He’s all over the place. He’s got a lovely touch. Since he has come in now with the injuries and his loan, he has realised that this is where I am meant to be. I am ready. He has taken [his chance], at the moment.
“When you are playing against an Arsenal side, in the current form, with the energy of Saka and Smith-Rowe.
“And I have to say Cedric at right-back was brilliant. Partey was magnificent.”
Arsenal’s win over Newcastle moved them up to 10th in the Premier League, but they now have a tough run of games in store.
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Next up for the Gunners is a trip to Southampton next Tuesday, before Manchester United visit The Emirates on Saturday 30 January.
Arteta will then take his side to Wolves on February 2, before they go away to high-flying Aston Villa four days later.
Their Europa League campaign also resumes in February, with Benfica to come in the round of 32.