Preview - Arsenal vs Brighton 1 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 01, 2017, 02:34 PM

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Arsenal vs Brighton

Brighton are without Tomer Hemed, the goal-scoring hero of their 1-0 win over Newcastle last weekend. But the established Glenn Murray is back in training and could win a role. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is injured and will join Danny Welbeck and Francis Coquelin on the sidelines. Now, here's for some stunning stats: Arsenal are unbeaten in 31 Premier League matches against promoted sides (W26 D5), collecting 83 points from a possible 93 since losing 1-2 to QPR in March 2012. The Gunners have also not lost a home PL match in the month of October since 2002 (W21 D5).


Match Stats:

  • Arsenal 2-0 Brighton
  • Shots: 25-9
  • Possession: 65%-35%
  • Corner kicks: 6-5

Nacho Monreal scored his first Premier League goal since March 2013 as Arsenal beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 to maintain their perfect home record this season.

The Spanish defender drilled in the opener on 16 minutes after Hector Bellerin's blocked shot went in to his path.

Solly March hit a post with a ferocious free-kick as Brighton responded brightly before Aaron Ramsey went close.

Alex Iwobi doubled Arsenal's advantage after the break, when he found the top corner following a delightful backheel from Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal are up to fifth following their fourth win out of four home matches this season. Brighton are 14th.

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