Two second-half goals were all Arsenal needed on Saturday to defeat a spirited Newcastle side at the Emirates Stadium in their Premier League encounter.
The Gunners were keen to return to winning ways after their 4-0 humbling defeat in the hands of Liverpool but were made to wait till the second half of the game against Newcastle to claim their three points.
Despite chances that came the way of both clubs in the opening 45 minutes, neither was able to find the back of the net with the first-half ending in a goalless draw.
However, the North London club got their breakthrough goal in the 10th minute of the second half of the game when Bukayo Saka connected to a Tavares pass to put the ball in the back of the net and the Gunners ahead.
Goalscorer Saka was removed from the game in the 65th minute of the encounter and replaced by Brazillian forward, Gabriel Martinelli.
The substitution paid off almost immediately with the Brazillian doubling Arsenal’s lead just about a minute after coming on.
Despite efforts from both teams, the game failed to produce another goal but the two goals already recorded were enough to give Arsenal all three points and move them to fifth on the Premier League table with 23 points from 13 matches played.
Arsenal’s next game is a tricky away tie against old rivals, Manchester United on Thursday night, 2nd December.