A more confident looking Arsenal side edged past this season’s promoted side Brighton with a 2-0 victory in a Premier League fixture played at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal dominated the first half of game and controlled a large part of the second half as well while visitors grew in momentum in the dying stages of gam the but couldn’t take anything away.

There were two changes made in the starting line up by Arsenal manager as Rob Holding filled in for Laurent Koscielny while Alex Iwobi started game in attacking midfield position.

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. The only promising chance in the first half for Brighton came when March took a shot from distance but to his misery, ball the hit the woodwork.

In second half of the game, youngster Iwobi was beautifully set up by Alexis Sanchez for a goal in 56th minute. Sanchez drew the entire backline of Brighton to him in the box and gave a cheeky back-heel pass to Iwobi, who found pockets of space out wide and buried the ball into the net.

After a shaky start to the season, Arsene Wenger’s men seems to have found the rhythm as their last defeat in any competition came at Anfield on August 27, when they were humbled 4-0 by Liverpool.

Arsenal now have 13 points from seven games and sits at 5th place in the league table. Arsenal lies below Chelsea, who have the same points tally but only sits atop on goal difference. After the upcoming international break, Arsenal will travel to Watford on October 14 to play the eight fixture of this Premier League campaign. Hopefully, Arsenal fans will get to see the attacking trio of Ozil (unfit), Sanchez and Lacazette play together for the first time.

First Published | 1 October 2017 6:24 PM
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