Arsenal beat Newcastle thanks to own goal
Arsenal beat Newcastle 1-0 on Saturday, courtesy of a Fabricio Coloccini own goal.
This is the eighth straight win for the Gunners against Newscastle.
It was a hard-fought win for the London side, who had came under fire before the game for their poor start to the campaign.
Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini (left) scores an own goal PHOTO: REUTERS
They played much of the game against 10 men, after Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off in the 16th minute for a stamp on Francis Coquelin.
Theo Walcott, starting in place of Olivier Giroud, had a poor outing, missing arguably Arsenal's best three goal-scoring chances in the first half.
But the win came as a relief for the Gunners, who had only four points out of a possible nine before this match.
They now have two wins, one draw and one loss in four league games.
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