The Gunners got another victory after demolishing Frank Lampard’s side three goals to one. This was a reprieve to Mikel Arteta’s side who have been having a tough season. Arsenal seem to be developing a winning trend.
Alexandre Lacazette who came in as a substitute in the 66th minute replacing Gabriel Martinelli made an immediate impact on his team. The super-sub gave the visitors a lead after 29 seconds of coming in as a substitute. The Gunner’s leading scorer with 5 goals was set up Bukayo Saka to give Arsenal the solitary goal win in a match that could have gone either way. It is important to point out that Arsenal had not won against Brighton in the last two seasons, this was, therefore, an important victory for the Gunners
There were notable efforts in the match from Bernado of Brighton and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal which didn’t materialize into goals. Aubamenyang who was the top scorer for Arsenal last season and the second top scorer of the league in the same season is having a difficult time finding the goals.
The back to back win was a boost to Arsenal struggling ways and it ensured that the Gunners ended the year on a high note. Arsenal moved up to position 13 on the table with 20 points whereas Brighton extended their winless run to seven and ended the year on position 17 on the table with 13 points.