EPL: A real 'late' goal helps Arsenal beat Brighton 4-0

Hope Soto
October 5, 2017

Wenger rarely fluffs his lines against newly promoted teams.

Nacho Monreal put Arsenal in front early on at The Emirates and a brilliant goal from Alex Iwobi in the second half sealed a sixth win in seven matches, in all competitions. It is important to give them enough games.

"I didn't think Alexis would find me from that position but it just shows the skill he has", Iwobi said.

"He is capable of doing anything".

He said: "It was certainly a spirited performance, I certainly can't accuse the lads of not giving everything". If that organisation can survive the return of the creative German we will wait and see, but for now it is wonderful to see a little more control and discipline.

Arsene Wenger plans to reward Theo Walcott for his goals against BATE Borisov with more Premier League minutes, but will persevere with plans to rotate his team for Sunday's visit of Brighton.

The Gunners started the game brightly as Alexandre Lacazette hit the post in the third minute with a ferocious volley.

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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.

Without the suspended forward Tomer Hemed, Brighton posed a limited attacking threat.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has described Alexis Sanchez's assist for Alex Iwobi's goal in the win over Brighton as a "thing of beauty".

Wenger's men, perhaps jaded from a week in which they had already seen off West Brom and BATE Borisov in Belarus, tailed off alarmingly in the last 20 minutes and Brighton nearly took advantage.

After having begun the Premier League season with a come from behind win against Leicester, Arsenal lost consecutive games to Stoke City and Liverpool, thus sending their fans into a meltdown.

"Brighton are a very good team and they made it hard for us, but it's a great result to win the game and come out with a clean sheet", Iwobi told his club's website after the win.

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