Arsenal squeezed out a 1-0 win against a resilient Newcastle side at the St James Park in their fourth Premier League match of the new season.
The match saw the Magpies center forward Alexandria Mitrovic sent off barely 16 minutes into the game, leaving the Gunners on the front foot for the most of the game.
But Arsene Wenger’s men failed to capitalize on the one man advantage up until the second half when a deflected shot from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found the back of the net to put us in front.
Indeed Steve McClaren’s side where difficult to breakdown; however, many Arsenal fans will have a different opinion to this.
The Arsenal defence put up a good show all round despite assistant captain Per Mertesacker’s absent for the second time this season.
Upfront for the Gunners however, Theo Walcott failed to deliver despite getting the nod from the boss to lead the front line for the first time this season.
Here’s how the players rated.