Arsenal beat Norwich to finally grind out first win in EPL.

Written by on September 12, 2021

Arsenal lifted the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta as they secured their first points of the English Premier League season with a one Nil victory over Norwich City at Emirates Stadium.

Arteta was under mounting scrutiny after a miserable start to the campaign with three defeats that left the Gunners at the foot of the table, so a win that was workmanlike rather than spectacular will be gratefully received.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was back on target to set Arsenal on their way after 66 minutes, with a finish from almost on the goal-line after Canaries’ keeper Tim Krul turned Nicolas Pepe’s shot on to the post and the same player then struck the woodwork again.

Arsenal had an anxious moment as referee Michael Oliver conducted a VAR check for offside before the Emirates Stadium celebrated with a mixture of elation and relief.

That immediate result was at least achieved to get Arsenal off the mark this season while scoring their first league goal of the campaign.

Credit: BBC 

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