Lacazzette Keeps Arsenal’s Hopes High
Following the 3-1 impresssive 3-1 win over Chelsea, Arsenal continued their resurgence in the Premier League with Alexandre Lacazzette scoring in the second half to ensure Arsenal win Brighton in Matchday 16.
Substitute Alexandre Lacazzette’s cool finish from a Bukayo Saka cross was all the Gunners needed to exert the perfect revenge on the Seagulls, who have emerged victorious in their past two encounters.
Mikel Arteta sought to build on the 3-1 victory against Chelsea on boxing day and he made it happened. Arsenal who had a very slow start to the season started the game against Brighton in a very low spirit as the first half ended goalless.
Brighton was at times guilty of being wasteful in front of goal against a nervy Arsenal defence in the first half with their forwards wasting glorious chances.
Arsenal came from the break looking much sharper after the restart with the majority of their attacks revolving around winger Bukayo Saka. Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli came close on two occasions in the second half before the deadlock was finally broken in the 66th minute.
Lacazette came on for Martinelli who looked to have a nibbling injury and the Frenchman scored with virtually his first touch of the game after some good work from Saka.
The win is an encouraging one for Arsenal fans as the side climbed to 13th on the log with 20 points and they now stand six points off fifth-placed Aston Villa.