Wenger sets new record with Brighton victory

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Arsene Wenger has now beaten 45 different opponents in the @premierleague, more than any other manager (Alex Ferguson, 44).

"Alex Iwobi might be available for Sunday, of course, Coquelin and Welbeck are not available", Wenger said.

After an extremely quiet opening period, the Chile forward grew into the game and caused the Seagulls all sorts of second-half problems.

"We come out and give that second goal, which is what hurt us too early in the second half when we were well in the game".

The Gunners headed into the game looking to make it back to back victories in the Premier League after their 2-0 win over West Brom last week.

Wenger was referring to the efforts made by Arsenal to promote inclusivity at at the club, after Matt Lucas, honorary President of the Gay Gooners supporters club, made a passionate speech on the Emirates pitch at half-time today.

Brighton, making a maiden trip to Emirates Stadium and their first away day at the Gunners since 1983, nearly equalised moments later when midfielder Solly March thudded an upright from 20 yards.

The France worldwide became the first Arsenal player to score in his first three home games for the club in the Premier league era. They provisionally hold the fifth position in the standings with 13 points on goal differential behind defending champions Chelsea.

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While Mesut Ozil was ruled out though injury, Alexis Sanchez started in attack for the Gunners, and the Chilean was superb throughout.

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.

"I wouldn't say it was comfortable but we made it as easy as we could", Iwobi told BBC Sport. We knew it would be a hard game.

"Probably the only disappointment was I thought we could have shown a little bit more on the ball but you know it's going to be tough and you have to look at the positives on the game". I feel as a football side we have been getting better as well.

"But we're a new team coming into this division and learning".

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He also hailed free transfer Sead Kolasinac's performance in helping the backline to keep a clean sheet, adding: "He is a satisfaction since he arrived here".

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