Bukayo Saka was once again named Man of the Match for his performance, this time against Brighton on Tuesday but the forward left the pitch with an injury we will all be hoping isn’t too bad.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Bukayo Saka after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Frank Augstein - Pool/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Bukayo Saka after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Frank Augstein – Pool/Getty Images

Saka was named Man of the Match against Chelsea on Boxing Day and followed that up with another excellent performance against Brighton to help Arsenal to back-to-back league wins for the first time since the opening two matches.

The only player to hit 8 in the Fotmob ratings, Saka was also named Man of the Match by Amazon Prime who were showing the match.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images)

In addition to setting up Alexandre Lacazette’s goal which was the difference between the sides he also won all his tackles (2), more of his duels than he lost (8 v 6), recovered the ball four times and played three key passes.

Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta told Amazon, “To come here and get another win is massively important. As well I think we did it in a convincing way.

“In the second half we played much better and in the Premier League you have to hang on for a few minutes. But proud for the boys and happy with the result.”

Next up for Arsenal is Big Sam’s West Brom who were stuffed 5-0 by Leeds as Arsenal dispatched the Seagulls.

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