Nacho Monreal goal helps Arsenal overcome Brighton and Hove

Nacho Monreal goal helps Arsenal overcome Brighton and Hove

Nacho Monreal goal helps Arsenal overcome Brighton and Hove

"When you are promoted team, as we are, it makes it even more trickier but I certainly felt there were more positives than negatives".

A wave of substitutions disrupted the rhythm which Arsenal had built and as the game entered the closing stages, Brighton found a second wind to put their hosts under sustained pressure.

Arsenal now have 13 points from seven games and sits at 5th place in the league table. Too many games to go.

The England global has 18-months left on his contract and is one of the club's highest earners on around £110,000 a week, but it appears Wenger is close to calling time on the former Southampton man's time at The Emirates.

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. Past year after six games, Man City were top with 18 points, so let's not go to quick conclusions.

Brighton thought they had scored when March's long range free-kick hit the post.

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They have some winnable games on the horizon, with the next truly testing phase of their campaign set to arrive in early November when they face an away date at Manchester City and a north London derby with Tottenham in back-to-back games.

Playing particularly better in the second half, Alexis Sanchez helped us to secure yet another home win.

"We rushed and wanted to go directly to the decisive ball, we were not patient enough and we lost some balls because of that". You're not good in a permanent way, if you don't keep your urgency.

"Three Points, Clean Sheet And A Goal Perfect Way To Celebrate Independence Day #BIG17", Iwobi gleefully tweeted yesterday.

"Probably the only disappointment was I thought we could have shown a little bit more on the ball but you know it's going to be tough and you have to look at the positives on the game".

"Brighton were fortunate to beat Newcastle at the weekend and I expect Chris Hughton's side to be outclassed at The Emirates", Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

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