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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.

Since capping a turbulent August with a awful 4-0 loss at Liverpool, Arsenal have since won six and drawn at Chelsea.

It was Nacho Monreal who put the home side ahead 16 minutes into the game when he shot through a crowded penalty area after Brighton had failed to clear a free-kick.

Monreal poked in his first league goal since March 2013 and Alex Iwobi was set up by Alexis Sanchez's back-heel to double Arsenal's lead at the start of the second half.

"From there the team reacted we are playing more compact, we defend with all players and have a clean sheet".

Arsenal are in good form at the moment and are playing good football, and the Gunners should be able to pick up all three points form the match against Brighton easily.

The England forward impressed in his role behind Olivier Giroud and alongside Jack Wilshere, but will not be retained against Brighton because of Wenger's plans to protect his players from a demanding schedule.

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Wenger admitted his players were not at their best against Brighton, but highlighted the importance of going into the two-week global break with a victory. Overall, football changed a lot in this 21 years.

Hopefully, Arsenal fans will get to see the attacking trio of Ozil (unfit), Sanchez and Lacazette play together for the first time.

The Frenchman's side beat new boys Brighton in a 2-0 victory that saw both teams squander a number of chances in front of goal.

"What we know is, on a day like Sunday, we will have to have things go our way, we will have to play to a really good level and probably face an Arsenal team who don't play at their best".

"I would have loved to continue to play but we can not do anything about that".

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

"Nothing is permanent. You're not bad in a permanent way".