Arsenal celebrates 21 years of Wenger by beating Brighton

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Huddersfield

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Huddersfield

Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi scored the goals in the win which saw Arsenal move up to fifth in the Premier League.

We've played Arsenal and Man City and we've not been out of sight.

But after the goal, Arsenal stepped off the gas a little and allowed Brighton to grow into the game.

Arsenal and Liverpool head into the worldwide break in very different moods from the last one, even though only a point separates them in the Premier League.

The goal was only the Spaniard's second in the league - and first for more than four years - and only a fine save from Brighton keeper Matt Ryan prevented Aaron Ramsey doubling their lead just before the interval.

Arsene Wenger men secured a much needed match day seven win when they welcomed newly promoted Brighton and Hove to the Emirates for their Premier League clash on Sunday.

The second half started more slowly.

Calum Chambers, Alex Iwobi, Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla all still absent through injury. It would have been the first goal created and scored by the pair had it not been for a superb Shane Duffy block.

Brighton have only ever beaten Arsenal twice in 16 attempts, both home league victories in 1982.

Arsenal would eventually emerge victorious by a 2-0 scoreline, which lifted them into 5th position. It is always good to win the game and come away with a clean sheet. Arsenal spent the next fourteen minutes pressuring Brighton and testing goalkeeper Mat Ryan, until Lacazette won a free kick a few yards in front of the corner flag. It was a hard week because the game at Bate was a hard game. They defended with a lot of players. It was a lovely goal, indicative of some of the football that Arsenal played in the second half, and all but sealed the three points for the hosts. For years I had supported the Frenchman and pointed to the lack of money available for years and how well he had performed to keep us in the Champions League. Finally I want to highlight that Arsenal at home along with Manchester United has a 100% figure, winning all 3 matches with a total score of 9: 3.

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