Arsenal 2 – Brighton 0
Arsenal moved up to fifth in the Premier League on Sunday with a comfortable home win over Brighton.
Arsenal took the lead in the first half through an unlikely source.
Defender Nacho Monreal was in the right place to drill home his second career goal for the Gunners to break the deadlock.
Alex Iwobi doubled Arsenal’s lead after the break with a superb finish from an exquisite Alexis Sanchez backheel.
Nacho Monreal showed his humility
After the game, Iwobi and Monreal spoke to Sky Sports.
Monreal instantly addressed his goal and the Spanish defender was humble:
I was lucky to score today. But we knew it would be a difficult game. They defended with a lot of players.
Many Arsenal fans think Monreal has been their player of the season so far.
In a telling stat, Nacho Monreal has made more interceptions (21) in the Premier League this season than any other player.