Published: Wed, October 04, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Monreal and Iwobi Lead Arsenal Stroll Past Brighton

Monreal and Iwobi Lead Arsenal Stroll Past Brighton

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi underlined his recovery from a muscle strain as he scored his first English Premier League goal for Arsenal this season in a 2-0 victory over Brighton at the Emirates on Sunday.

"We kept the clean sheet and of course got three points".

It was Nacho Monreal who scored a rare goal in the 16th minute to put the Gunners ahead and while Solly March came very close to restoring parity in the 23rd minute, it was not to be.

A large banner hangs from the Clock End, celebrating Wenger's belief that "football is an art", and certainly Sanchez's back-heel to create Alex Iwobi's goal, Arsenal's second, was a masterpiece of vision and technique, the signature flourish of a Wenger side.

The 21-year-old, who withdrew from the World Cup qualifying double-header against African champions Cameroon due to injury, fell out of favour with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger this season when the veteran coach continued with the of 3-4-3 formation he adopted last season.

It was painful viewing for Everton manager Ronale Koeman, whose side has lost four of its seven matches this season.

"Our last global break was a nightmare, this one was a bit better".

"Probably there is more pressure on Arsenal to to win the game than on ourselves - most people wouldn't expect us to get anything but that's the great opportunity we have".

There was ample evidence to support that theory as his team tore into Brighton right from the start.

"But I don't think they are as far as that".

Iwobi said: "I wouldn't say it was comfortable but we made it as easy as we could have done".

"You're not bad in a permanent way, if you can do something about it, and you're not good in a permanent way, if you don't keep your urgency".

However, Arsenal have the chance to win the Europa League and secure a route back into Europe's premier club competition like Manchester United last term.

"I think he's a kind of player who has a good availability", Wenger said on Arsenal's official website.

If I'm not mistaken we already have two Welsh clubs in our leagues, and there has been debate for many years about whether Celtic and Rangers should be offered a place down South, but how would you feel if Barcelona joined us?

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