Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal started the 2019/20 season with an opening day victory at Newcastle.
Unai Emery handed out starts to youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock, whle news signings David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe, Gabriele Martinelli and Dani Ceballos were named on the bench.
The first half saw Emery’s side struggle to cut through their opponents.
But that all changed just before the hour mark when Aubameyang was left unmarked on the edge of the area, collected Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross from the right and fired past Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle huffed and puffed but Arsenal’s defence was surprisingly resolute throughout.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce has been put under severe pressure from the Toon Army. Some of whom elected to boycott Sunday’s match in protest to Mike Ashley’s regime.
Arsenal next play at home to Burnley on Saturday (12:30 KO).
Gooners, who would you like to see start against the Clarets?