The club captain’s strike within the 66th minute was the Gunners’ first in the top flight this term, while also earning them their first points.
Under pressure boss Mikel Arteta will be relieved to see his side finally move off the bottom of the table, with Norwich replacing them having now lost all four of their opening games of the season.
Arsenal XI: Aubameyang, Pepe, Maitland-Niles, Tierney, Martin Odegaard, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Ramsdale, B. White, A. Lokonga, Saka.
Subs: Lacazette, Leno, Cedric, Mari, Chambers, Partey, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Nuno Tavares.
Norwich XI: Krul, Pukki, Rupp, McLean, Hanley, Melou, K. Dowell, Aarons, Brandon Williams, C. Tzolis, A. Omobamidele.
Subs: Gibson, Gunn, M. Rashica, M. Normann, J. Sørensen, Cantwell, O. Kabak, Gilmour, Idah.
Arsenal 1-0 Norwich City