Aaron Ramsey’s neatly placed strike and Alexandre Lacazette‘s precision lob made all the difference, as the Gunners jumped up to third place in the table ahead of arch rivals Tottenham.
While all cameras were trained on every movement of the ball, Sportsmail kept a keen eye on the things you may have missed.
Arsenal did a job over Newcastle and moved up to third place in the Premier League
The Ramsey realisation
The Welsh wizard hit the back of the net once again for Unai Emery’s side, covering every blade of grass in the process and controlling midfield for the Gunners.
At the end of the first half, as well as a goal to his name, Ramsey also boasted: the most touches (76), most passes (50), most recoveries (10), most tackles (2) and most shots (2).
Arsenal fans were quick to rejoice in his majestic performance, before quickly realising once again that he’s off to Juventus at the end of the season.
Carragher tries out virtual reality
Former pro turned pundit Jamie Carragher now has another sporting element to add to his resume – virtual reality linesman.
The Liverpool legend tried out the latest tech on Monday Night Football, prior to the Gunners taking on their visitors.
Carragher peered through the eyes of the linesman to go back over the controversial decisions given in the recent clash between Cardiff and Chelsea.
Pundit Jamie Carragher peered through the eyes of the linesman using virtual reality
The Liverpool legend was looking back through the decision of officials during the weekend
Sub Ritchie far from impressed
Matt Ritchie put in a solid evening’s work despite his side falling to defeat.
The midfielder capped off a bright performance with a spectacular goal-line clearance, denying a powerful Lacazette volley on the turn by heading the ball over the bar.
In the latter stages however manager Rafa Benitez called time on his performance and hooked him off… much to the annoyance of the Scotland international who appeared to have some choice verbals.
Matt Ritchie certainly did not seem happy to be subbed off and appeared to shout ‘f*** off’
Toon London misery continues
Another trip to the capital and another defeat for the Toon Army.
It must be starting to feel like groundhog day for the men in black and white stripes, as the statistics are beginning to look rather damning.
Newcastle have now lost more Premier League away games in London than any other side in the history of the competition.
Newcastle have now lost more Premier League away games in London than any other side
Arsenal subs passing time with stickers?
In what was one of the evening’s stranger snaps, defender Rob Holding took to social media platform Instagram just as the game was kicking off.
The youngster posted a snap of the view out across the pitch from the Arsenal bench, as the players prepared to do battle.
What could be seen, however, was a peculiar sticker on the seat in front – appearing to show a devil’s face.
Then again, the average age of the Gunners’ squad is fairly young these days…
A sticker was seen on the back of a chair in the Arsenal dug-out, as revealed by Rob Holding