More positives than negatives from Arsenal defeat - Hughton

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Goals from defender Nacho Monreal and midfielder Alex Iwobi earned the Gunners a third win in seven days and continued their flawless home record this season.

"Yes, I would have loved to be able to continue to play but we can not do anything about that". Arsene Wenger likes to give his players freedom, and whilst it can result in lovely football, it can also leave gaps in front of the defence, and poor decision making in the final third when coming up against sides who are well organised.

Arsenal passed on a number of opportunities to extend their lead after Iwobi's close range-strike but also found themselves vulnerable in the dying minutes of the match as Brighton pressed for a late goal.

Arsenal beat Brighton 2-0 to move up to fifth in the table, level on points with reigning champions Chelsea.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has today opened up on what he feels should be valued above "winning" and 'buying'.

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"We kept a clean sheet in the next game as well and that was important for us because we know we have top players up front who are going to score goals. Brighton are a very good team, they made it very hard for us but it was a great result to win the game and also come out with a clean sheet".

The summer saw Wilshere change his profiles on social media to "professional athlete" and drop any mention of Arsenal, prompting speculation that he was to be the next star to walk away from Arsène Wenger on a free transfer.

Caught in the Premier League, Brighton could not count on anything else, how to get hold of a place in 20 best teams.

Indeed, the last newly promoted side to win at the Emirates in the Premier League were Newcastle in November 2010 - then managed by current Brighton boss Chris Hughton. They've got such quality, you have to set your team up and make decisions on how you want to start things.

"I wouldn't say it (match) was comfortable but we made it as easy as we could for ourselves".

"Probably there is more pressure on Arsenal to to win the game than on ourselves - most people wouldn't expect us to get anything but that's the great opportunity we have". Nothing is permanent. You're not bad in a permanent way if you can do something about it and you're not good in a permanent way if you don't keep your urgency.

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