An own goal from defender Fabricio Coloccini gave Arsenal an unconvincing victory over 10-man Newcastle.
Arsenal scored early in the second half when winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s angled shot on the rebound clipped Coloccini’s heel and went into the net.
The hosts had earlier seen striker Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off in the 16th minute for a rash challenge on Gunners midfielder Francis Coquelin.
Newcastle failed to register a single shot on target in the entire contest.
Arsenal have not lost at St James’ Park in the league since December 2005 and have won their last eight games against Newcastle, scoring 21 goals and conceding just six.
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has still to to taste victory in the Premier League after four matches at his new club.
Source: bbc sport