4 best Arsenal performers vs Brighton: player ratings
NACHO MONREAL 7.5
A wonderfully intelligent player. Very much like Azpilicueta at Chelsea, he is benefitting from his experience as a full-back when playing in the wide centre-half role. Finished his goal well and is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
ALEX IWOBI 8.0
Sharp performance again from Alex Iwobi. He did lose the ball a little too often, but he was willing to try things, rather than simply be safe. Scored a nice finish as well and began to play with more confidence as the game progressed.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ 8.5
What a wonderful assist that was. The awareness, the audacity, and the execution. Fantastic. He was the driving force for much of the good attacking play, especially in the second half. He was unlucky not to score and it’s nice to see him back at his sharpest and most threatening.
PETR CECH 8.0
Marshalled the penalty area excellently. Missed one cross that he should have dealt with better but was determined to get his clean sheet — he shouted at Mustafi and Monreal when they allowed Glenn Murray to reach a header late on. Deals with set pieces and crosses with great assurance, which is nice for a Gunners goalkeeper.