This is not about how the best team won or how the bad team lost. Arsenal needed a own goal to secure full three points against 10-man Newcastle.
Aleksandar Mitrovic cost his team a man as early as the 16th minute, when he was handed a red card for an apparent stamp on Coquelin.
Arsenal failed to take advantage of this obvious blessing, but their continuous efforts finally paid off in the second half.
Seven minutes into the second half, a Chamberlain strike was sent past Tim Krul via his teammate and defender Coloccini.
Late efforts from Giroud and Cazorla yielded no positive result, as Arsenal’s third goal of the campaign came as a result of an own goal.