The weekend's fixtures featured the return of the white Nike Merlin ball.
The innovatively designed ball, featuring Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) technology and comprising just four panels to ensure an even cleaner flight and greater accuracy, was last seen in Matchweek 9.
The biggest change since the ball was last used has been at the other end of the table.
On 22 October Newcastle United were at the bottom of the table, awaiting a first win on just two points.
The Arsenal striker's team-mate, Aaron Ramsey scored the first on the ball's return to action in the north London derby.