Wenger says 'humility' his biggest lesson in 21 years at Arsenal

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Nacho Monreal's strike in the first half and Alex Iwobi's curler in the second was enough to give Arsenal a win over newly-promoted Brighton.

"From there the team reacted we are playing more compact, we defend with all players and have a clean sheet".

But Iwobi added a second goal barely 10 minutes into the second half when he finished off a slick passing move on the counter-attack.

Sunday also marked the 21st anniversary of Wenger's appointment as manager but the 67-year-old, who has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, said he was initially unaware of the milestone.

Arsenal's opener on 16 minutes came from an unlikely source, as Spanish defender Monreal netted his first Premier League goal since 16 March 2013, in the 2-0 win at Swansea 1660 days ago.

This is a game they were expected to win, and they head into the worldwide break on a positive note, with a clean sheet and three points.

'Our last worldwide break was a nightmare, this one is a bit better, ' said Wenger.

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Both Arsenal and Brighton were in a good run of form heading into the game, however Arsene Wenger's side were clear favourites and their superior class and quality showed. After the upcoming global break, Arsenal will travel to Watford on October 14 to play the eight fixture of this Premier League campaign.

Since capping a turbulent August with a terrible 4-0 loss at Liverpool, Arsenal have since won six and drawn at Chelsea.

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.

There was ample evidence to support that theory as his team tore into Brighton right from the start. Let's hope this can get tied up soon and Wilshere can get back into the starting lineup on a regular basis. "It just depends on us how much we respond".

Arsenal hosted Brighton & Hove Albion on matchday 7 of the Premier League on the back of an emphatic 4-2 win over BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

"Nothing is permanent. You're not bad in a permanent way".