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Arsenal took on Newcastle United in their season opener of the Premier League and they somehow managed to pick up all three points.

The Gunners won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Pierre Emerick Aubameyang but this was a game of very little chances as the Magpies failed to knock on the Arsenal game during the second half.

This win also means the North London have managed to pick up all three points during their first game of the season after six campaigns.

And speaking after the game, Arsenal manager Unai Emery hinted that his main objection was to pick up wins during the course of the season and now on how fluidly his men are playing on the pitch.

“But before that, I want to win. I want to win, I want to score and I want to do a clean sheet,” the manager said.

“Today we won and we did that. The balance offensively and defensively is only taken with the victory.

“Today, I think, in our 90 minutes we could do that with taking the match very seriously, being very compact and controlling the game with the ball.

“Also, I think we created chances and we need also to create chances for our strikers and today with Auba we won.”

But while focusing on the attacking aspect, Unai Emery was also quick to point out the great shift put in by Calum Chambers especially since he had so many defenders missing.

“Really, last year for Calum Chambers was a very good year because he played all the matches with Fulham,” Emery added.

“They played him as a centre-back in a three, in a two and they played him as a midfielder.

“From pre-season, he deserved to play today in the first XI and he was very focused and with Sokratis was also very serious. I want to have very competitive players in each position.

“With David Luiz, with Holding when he is coming back to help us, with training regularly and playing with the under-23s because he will play again tomorrow.

“And with Hector Bellerin, one month more. Today we also had Sead out and the injury to Kieran Tierney. I think we can and will want to become stronger defensively, but above all being one offensive team.”

Unai Emery missed a large number of his first-team regulars but despite that, they managed to scrape past Newcastle United.

And many pundits believe that this grit and determination could act as a huge catalyst for Arsenal in the race to finish in the top-four of the Premier League come next May.

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