Elneny features as Arsenal beat Brighton 2-0
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 01, 2017,
Oct 01, 2017, 22:09
Arsenal wasted no time in trying to net a third, with Sanchez the next player to be denied by a sensational stop from Ryan, who got down to his left to tip the Chilean's low shot behind for a corner.
The last time the Gunners lost a home game in October was back in 2002 - a 2-1 defeat against Blackburn Rovers.
The win seals Arsenal's place in the top six over the global break whilst Brighton remain two points above the relegation places. "We could have done more, but ok".
The centre-half is struggling with a chronic Achilles problem.
Newcastle held Liverpool in the late match. The Gunners more than deserved their lead. The Nigerian youngster graduated from Arsenal's Hale End academy in May 2014 and he has gone on to make 65 appearances for the Gunners' first team. "I didn't think Alexis would find me but it shows the skill he has", He told the BBC.
"He is capable of doing anything".
The Chilean superstar produced a stunning back-heel to baffle the Brighton defence, allowing Alex Iwobi to seal the win with a neat finish.
Arsenal now have 13 points from seven games and sits at 5th place in the league table.
He is easily inside the top 20 best players in the world, and Arsenal are lucky to have his services. The defender's right footed effort was smashed home after Brighton blocked shots from Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin. Brighton were very unlucky not to be level.
Solly March hit a post with a ferocious free-kick as Brighton responded brightly before Aaron Ramsey went close. Arsenal then almost doubled their tally in the 42nd minute after a strong counterattack, but Ryan made a great save to deny Aaron Ramsey. Meanwhile, the ingenious flick that set up Iwobi's goal might just be a sign that Sanchez is playing himself back into form. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Wenger rely on Alexandre Lacazette who will be supported by Alexis Sanchez.
Jack Wilshere has vowed to force his way back into Arsene Wenger's plans after the Arsenal midfielder stepped up his return from exile. He slammed the finish past goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.