It certainly wasn’t as exciting as Arsenal’s win over Chelsea, but it was a tough slog and 3 points is 3 points, however you look at it. Brighton didn’t make it easy for us at all!
Here are my Player Ratings…
Definitely one of Leno’s better games. Made a couple of excellent saves and seems to have an understanding with Holding and Mari
Fast becoming one of the first names on the team sheet. Gives his all every time.
We may have needed to wait a long time to see him fit enough to play, but it was worth the wait. Solid.
Long may Holding stay fit as well. Him and Mari are looking like a very solid pairing and surely must be first choice when fit.
Another good game from Hector. He seems to have clicked with Saka down the wing.
He seemed out of sorts in the first half and kept giving the ball away. Improved in the second but not up to his usual standard.
No detractors today. Solid display without errors. As it should be!
This boy is the real deal and will be even better when he matures further. May need protecting at times.
An old head on young shoulders. Another youngster earning a permanent spot.
Another superb display. His energy is catching but defenders just love taking him down. works his socks off.
Auba is still far from his best. Maybe we need a new captain.
Perfectly timed change from Arteta, and perfectly taken goal despite it not being the perfect pass. A true poachers goal. Have we got the real Lacazette back?