Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey says the Gunners' patience was key in their 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger's men bounced back to winning ways against the Magpies after their 0-0 draw with Liverpool last week Monday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot deflected off Fabricio Coloccini into the back of the Castle net in the 52nd minute and the goal was enough for the north London side to seal all three points - their second win of the new season.
And Ramsey who was delighted with the win explained how vital it was for them to be solid in defence.
“Sometimes it’s more difficult to play against 10 men because they dropped off quite deep and it was quite difficult to break down,” he said.
“It was important just to be quite solid at the back, not to give them too many chances which we didn’t, to be patient and to take our chance where it came. Fortunately we were able to do that.”
The Welshman continued: “So many things can happen in the league. My view is to look at the table after 10 games and then see where everyone is then. So many things can happen.
“Hopefully that will be our only upset, the one at the beginning of the season, and if we go on a winning run to win our next five or six games, then maybe we’ll be there or thereabouts again. It’s important to just concentrate on what we can do.
“You can’t take too much into how the table’s looking so far. Teams are going to have upsets and hopefully the opening-day upset will be our only one for a long time.
"We’re happy with the win before the international break, and now I have a big week for Wales.”