Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured Arsenal’s Premier League campaign got off to a winning start as Steve Bruce’s Newcastle reign started with a defeat.
Gabon forward Aubameyang scored 22 league goals last season and his instinctive finish proved the difference at St James’ Park.
Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey hit the post when the game was goalless while new £40m striker Joelinton headed wide.
But the hosts faded after a bright start and struggled to create chances.