Gabon striker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the most important goal Arsenal needed to redeem their image after defeats in three successive weeks.
Arsenal suffered an opening day away defeat to Premier League entrants, Brentford 2-0 before sinking to UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea 2-0 at home.
Their woes were briefly doused when they hammered Wes Brom 6-0 in the EFL Cup second round but will unfortunately fall heavily to English Premier League holders, Manchester City 5-0 in the third week.
The Gunners were bottom of the table going into the week four home clash against Norwich City.
On the 66th, Ivory Coast international, Nicolas Pepe’s strike from the right hit the upright which ricocheted off the body of Maitland-Nyles for Aubameyang to easily tap in for Arsenal’s first three points of the season.
Ghana international, Thomas Partey played a part in the Gunners’ first season’s victory. He was introduced into the game in the 62nd minute for young Belgium international, Albert Sambi Lokonga.
It comes as a relief to manager Mikel Arteta who has come under sharp criticism following the club’s poor performance from last into the current season. They move into 16th on three points and will next play Burnley away on Saturday, September 18.