By Sean Gallagher
12th August 2019,
Arsenal started the new Premier League season in the best possible fashion with a battling 1-0 win at Newcastle.
As a result, Unai Emery’s men have already kept as many away clean sheets as they did in the entire 2018/19 campaign.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who shared the Golden Boot last season with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, scored a slick second-half goal to earn the Gunners a 13th victory in 14 meetings at St James Park.
Arsenal had to wait until April 15 last season to record their first stop out on the road, with Aubameyang again on target as Emery’s side came away with another 1-0 victory, this time against Watford.
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Sunday’s result on Tyneside also means it’s the first time since the start of the 2008/09 campaign that Arsenal have won and kept a clean sheet in the opening game of a Premier League season (1-0, West Brom).
The north London side also ended last season with a 3-1 success at Burnley, which means they have now recorded consecutive away wins in the top flight for the first time since October 2018.
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Emery will be hoping his side can build on the momentum of their opening day success, after their dreadful defensive record last term.
Only Manchester United and West Ham conceded more goals than Arsenal’s 51 in the Premier League top’s 10, however there is room for optimism moving forward.
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