- Monreal opens scoring
- Gulls with one shot on target
- Arsenal attempts 24 shots
Nacho Monreal‘s first Premier League goal since 2013 led Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Alex Iwobi also scored for Arsenal, who rises fifth with 13 points. Brighton remains 14th with seven.
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Brighton got its first scare thanks to a powerful inside-out rip from Lacazette, a 2nd minute shot firing off the right post.
Five minutes later, Alexis Sanchez bounced a long shot to Mathew Ryan.
An air of inevitability surrounded the opener, as Shkrodan Mustafi’s shot was cleared off the line and a second blocked shot came to Monreal for a right-footed finish.
Lacazette stayed lively and forced Ryan to stoop for a save after the half-hour mark.
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An outstanding pass from Alexis Sanchez cued Iwobi up for the second goal, snapping a second half lull.
Lewis Dunk slid to just deter a Sanchez shot, and Sead Kolasinac‘s header on the ensuing corner was cleared off the line.