Arsenal boss Wenger: Alex Iwobi must score more goals

  • Arsenal boss Wenger: Alex Iwobi must score more goals

Arsenal boss Wenger: Alex Iwobi must score more goals

There are many reasons for Arsenal fans to look back fondly on the day Wenger was hired but, after several years of underachievement, the Frenchman finds himself engaged in a fight to restore his tarnished reputation.

'Only seven games played, 31 to go, ' said Wenger after the game. Arsenal dominated the first half of game and controlled a large part of the second half as well while visitors grew in momentum in the dying stages of gam the but couldn't take anything away. Seven games played, 31 to go.

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.

Brighton's hopes for the season stretch little further than survival, a task that will only be made harder by the lack of a striker.

An impressively choreographed free-kick between Pascal Gross, Dale Stephens and Solly March ended with the latter crashing a long-range drive against goalkeeper Petr Cech's post and Davy Propper curled over from close range just before the interval.

Spaniard Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for Arsenal 16 minutes into the match at Emirates Stadiu, reports Efe.

Since then, the Gunners have won three and held champions Chelsea, one of their London rivals, to a goalless draw.

With Mesut Ozil's knee problem still keeping him out, Wenger gave Iwobi the chance to play alongside Alexis Sanchez and Lacazette in an attacking trident.

"It was a hard week because the game at Bate (Europa League matchday 2 clash on Thursday) was a hard game".

Asked if he thinks Arsenal can claim a top four finish this campaign, Owen said: "No I don't". I was lucky to be there and get my second goal for Arsenal.

Goalscorer Alex Iwobi told BT Sport: "I wouldn't say it was comfortable but we made it as easy as we could". In the six games we've had different types of challenges. "We responded in a united way and we put some wins together and some good performances as well".

Brighton arguably have the weakest squad in the league, however Chris Hughton is an exceptional coach who gets the best out of his side.