Arsenal Cruise to 2-0 Premier League Win over Brighton & Hove

Arsenal Cruise to 2-0 Premier League Win over Brighton & Hove

Alex Iwobi was set up by Alexis Sanchez's back-heel to double Arsenal's lead with a smart finish past Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan at the start of the second half after Nacho Monreal's opener.

"Our understanding as a team is getting better and better and we feel like we are making a lot of progress".

But Iwobi added a second goal barely 10 minutes into the second half when he finished off a slick passing move on the counter-attack.

The 21-year-old, who withdrew from the World Cup qualifying double-header against African champions Cameroon due to injury, fell out of favour with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger this season when the veteran coach continued with the of 3-4-3 formation he adopted last season.

Since capping a turbulent August with a terrible 4-0 loss at Liverpool, Arsenal have since won six and drawn at Chelsea.

Arsenal started the game strongly but missed a host of chances early in the game but Nacho Monreal blasted a loose ball into the net in 16th minute, giving a 1-0 lead to the hosts.

"Our last worldwide break was a nightmare, this one was a bit better". I have shown Theo I have confidence in him for a big game (at BATE).

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"I would say that we kept a clean sheet, we got the points", he said of the Gunners' current state.

Wenger was referring to the efforts made by Arsenal to promote inclusivity at at the club, after Matt Lucas, honorary President of the Gay Gooners supporters club, made a passionate speech on the Emirates pitch at half-time today.

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'Let's hope that the players come back in a good shape'.

Speaking after the game Wenger claimed he is pleased with his side's position in the table, from where they were a month ago going into the first global break, saying: "We got what we wanted and just before the break". Now, we are playing more compact.

"After Liverpool we talked because we can't play as we did", the Spaniard said.

"Nothing is permanent. You aren't bad in a permanent way if you can do something about it, and you are not good in a permanent way if you don't keep your urgency".