Mikel Arteta has finally secured a first Arsenal win of the season as the rock bottom Gunners edged out Norwich City.

Neither side had a single Premier League point at the start of the day as speculation over Arteta’s future continues to ramp up.

But despite the pressure, Arsenal did look to stamp themselves on this right from the start as Arteta’s side produced a pacy start on home soil.

But as expected, despite dominating possession, Arteta’s side failed to trouble Tim Krul before the break.

And with so much focus and attention on them before kick off, Arteta’s team did look to pick up the tempo after the break, as Nicolas Pepe drew a fantastic stop from Krul.

And with a determined Norwich looking to bed in for the draw in the final 20 the luckless Arteta finally saw something bounce his way.

Pepe’s quick-fire strike came back of the upright, and in the ensuing penalty box melee, Gunners skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kept his head, to poke home a massive goal for Arteta.

On the back of that, Arsenal did almost snatch a vital second in the final minutes, but Krul’s bravery kept out Emile Smith-Rowe.

Full Time from the Emirates Stadium it’s Arsenal 1 Norwich City 0

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Feargal Brennan

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