After a dismal start to the new season, Arsenal have steadied the ship and on Sunday, the Gunners made it six wins out of seven after a convincing 2-0 defeat of Premier League new-boys Brighton.
While Mesut Ozil was ruled out though injury, Alexis Sanchez started in attack for the Gunners, and the Chilean was superb throughout.
Alexandre Lacazette almost opened the scoring after just two minutes, with the Frenchman mustering a cracking long-range effort which flew back off the frame of the Brighton goal.
Lacazette wanted my regret to start very early in the game. “Why would you sell ffs” pic.twitter.com/yRFFtiTINn
— 🇳🇬مينكيل Mink (@MinkailAdesoji) October 1, 2017
However, on 16 minutes, Nacho Monreal would open the scoring for the hosts, with the Spaniard fired home after the Seagulls failed to clear a free-kick.
The visitors almost got themselves back on level terms soon after, only for Solly March hitting the post after a free-kick.
Despite that scare, the Gunners were by far the better side throughout, and they went 2-0 up just before the hour-mark, with Alex Iwobi thumping home after a superb team move, with a cheeky back-heel from Sanchez setting up the youngster.
The game would end in a deserved win for the hosts, who go fifth, level on points with Chelsea and just one behind Spurs, as their season continues to improve.
The win also marks Wenger’s 21st anniversary with Arsenal, with the Frenchman now enjoying a victory against a record 45 different sides in the Premier League.
As for Brighton boss Chris Hughton, he can be proud of a decent performance from his charges who were anything but embarrassed on the day.