A solitary goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured Arsenal recorded a maximum three points in their first Premier League game against Newcastle.
The two sides went goalless come the first half as Arsenal pushed to get an early lead as they failed to deliver set up a perfect shot for Aubameyang.
Coach Unai Emery surprised many as he sidelined most first team players like Mesut Ozil but instead played a younger squad consisting of Nelson.
New signings consisting of former Lille striker Pepe, Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos started at the bench.
Newcastle come close to scoring one when former Liverpool player Shelvey Jonjo saw his shot hit the woodwork.
In the 58th minute, Maitland-Niles started a counter attack setting up an impressive pass to Aubameyang who superbly controlled the ball before sending it behind the net.
Arsenal joins the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City who won their first matches respectively.
In other matches of the day, Leicester were held to a nil-nil draw by Wolves at home.