Arsenal continued their good form with a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
It was all panic and chaos at the end of the August, but Arsenal have now won six of their last seven games, and only match they didn’t win was a 0-0 draw against Chelsea.
It’s been a great week for the team, securing three wins and successfully managing a mid-week trip to Belarus in the process. It wasn’t always pretty, but we can’t complain with the points.
Brighton at home should have been a straightforward game. Although the performance wasn’t the best we’ll ever see, we did just enough to see off mediocre opposition thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi.
So, here’s how the player’s did.
Petr Cech 5
Cech didn’t have many saves to make but was tested on set-pieces. He flapped at one, and didn’t look too convincing whenever he did manage to punch – or, in this case, slap – the ball away. Still, it was effective enough, and he’ll be happy with yet another clean sheet.
Shkodran Mustafi 5
Any game Mustafi can get through without diving in on someone is a good game for him. The German completed his third 90 minutes in seven days and had a steady game in the heart of our back three.
Rob Holding 5
A quiet game for Holding, and one he would appreciate given his recent struggles in the Premier League. A 90 minutes without any major accidents was just what he needed.
Nacho Monreal 6
Events don’t come rarer than Monreal scoring a goal. The Spaniard netted just his second league goal for the club, and his first since a win over Swansea four years ago. He was fantastic in the win over West Brom on Monday, and followed that up with another good showing.