One nil to the Arsenal: We look at five of the Gunners' famous 1-0 victories

Laurent Koscielny celebrates after scoring for Arsenal against Newcastle
Image: Laurent Koscielny celebrates after scoring in Arsenal's 100th 1-0 win in the Premier League

It's a scoreline synonymous with Arsenal and on Saturday, they secured their 100th 1-0 win in the Premier League with victory over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium.

Laurent Koscielny's 72nd-minute goal sealed what could be a crucial three points in the title race as the Gunners went two points clear at the top of the table.

"One nil to the Arsenal" may have started during the George Graham era with victory over Manchester City in September 1992, but since then it's a scoreline that has accompanied some of Arsene Wenger's best nights in charge of Arsenal.

Here we look back at five of the club's most famous 1-0 wins from the last 23 years...

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham - FA Cup semi-final, April 1993

Ian Wright and Andy Linighan celebrate their victory over Tottenham  in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley
Image: Ian Wright and Andy Linighan celebrate their victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley

An FA Cup semi-final is a special occasion at the best of times but throw in a north London derby and it becomes all the more important. The sides had met at this stage of the competition two years earlier with Tottenham coming out on top 3-1, so revenge was at the forefront for the Arsenal players and fans. And they got just that as Tony Adams popped up in the 80th minute to secure a place in the final, which they won after a replay against Sheffield Wednesday.

Arsenal 1-0 Parma - European Cup Winners' Cup final, May 1994

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Alan Smith is congratulated by his team-mates following his goal against Parma
Image: Alan Smith is congratulated by his team-mates following his goal against Parma

This was where it all began - the ultimate one nil to the Arsenal. Few had given Graham's side much of a chance of beating a star-studded Parma in Copenhagen, but with the famous back five intact, Arsenal found a way. The Gunners, missing the suspended Ian Wright and John Jensen, somehow kept the likes of Tomas Brolin, Faustino Asprilla and former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola at bay as Sky Sports' own Alan Smith grabbed the goal which brought a European trophy back to north London for the first time in 24 years.

Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal - Premier League, March 1998

Marc Overmars scores the winner against Manchester United
Image: Marc Overmars scores the winner against Manchester United

Wenger took his side to Old Trafford trailing Manchester United by nine points in the Premier League title race. Arsenal may have had three games in hand but victory was a must as they chased a first title in seven years. Marc Overmars struck in the 79th minute to grab the all-important win, which spurred them on to claim the league with two games to spare and also lift the FA Cup to secure the first league and cup double of Wenger's reign.

Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal - Premier League, May 2002

Arsenal players celebrate winning the league title at Old Trafford
Image: Arsenal players celebrate winning the league title at Old Trafford

The penultimate game of the 2001/02 season saw Arsenal head to Old Trafford needing a win over title rivals United to secure a second Premier League crown. The Gunners had won the FA Cup just four days earlier meaning victory would also secure a second double for Wenger. Despite the absence of Adams, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry, Arsenal went on to secure another famous 1-0 thanks to Sylvain Wiltord's second-half strike to clinch the title at Old Trafford.

Arsenal 1-0 Dynamo Kiev - Champions League, November 2003

Ashley Cole celebrates his crucial winner against Dynamo Kiev
Image: Ashley Cole celebrates his crucial winner against Dynamo Kiev

With just one point from their opening three group games, Arsenal's Champions League hopes were in tatters. Sound familiar? Needing a win at home to Dynamo Kiev to avoid elimination, Arsenal were frustrated for 88 minutes until a winner came from an unlikely source as Ashley Cole swooped in at the far post to secure the Gunners' first Champions League win in nine matches. The result inspired Wenger's men to produce one of their greatest European performances next time out as they beat Inter Milan 5-1 at the San Siro. A comfortable 2-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow sealed Arsenal's passage to the knockout phase as group winners but they were eventually knocked out by Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

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