Alexandre Lacazette arrived off the bench and scored with his first possibility as Arsenal gained 1- at Brighton on Tuesday to consider some strain off mentor Mikel Arteta with a next straight victory.
Lacazette had just occur on when Bukayo Saka turned from within his have 50 % and manufactured a superb operate down the correct prior to pulling the ball back again to him. Lacazette took 1 touch to management the ball just within the penalty space just before driving a shot inside the right article in the 66th moment.
Arsenal moved up to 13th put and a relieved Arteta hugged his assistants at the closing whistle.
He can also thank Lacazette.
It was his second straight objective right after scoring a penalty in the 3-1 get against Chelsea on Saturday, wherever defeat may possibly have value Arteta his career.
But he was maybe surprisingly replaced as lone striker by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been shorter of the form which created him arguably the league’s most perilous striker last season.
Aubameyang has scored 57 Leading League aims considering that becoming a member of Arsenal virtually three yrs in the past.
He should have experienced No. 58 when, with his initial probability in the 50th minute, he fulfilled Saka’s still left-wing cross but steered his close-array shot straight at goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
Times afterwards, Arsenal’s 19-calendar year-previous Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli shot narrowly over the crossbar from just inside of the penalty region, and then Aubameyang fluffed a counter-attack when he attempted a tough curling shot as an alternative of selecting out midfielder Emile Smith Rowe in a superior place.
Saka went off late following taking a knock to his ankle, but the personal injury did not surface serious and he sat in the stands to check out the remainder of the encounter.
Brighton had the better of a drab to start with fifty percent, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh possessing a shot saved and taking pictures vast with a further possibility, with each makes an attempt adhering to crosses from Brazilian Bernardo.
Arsenal travels to play upcoming-to-past West Bromwich Albion on Jan. 2 although 17th-position Brighton hosts Wolves that day.