Arsenal reclaimed the top spot in the Premier League after securing a dominant 2-0 victory over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners, led by Mikel Arteta, moved a point clear at the summit following a goalless draw between Liverpool and Manchester United.
Arsenal’s success came through Gabriel Jesus’ header and a late strike by Kai Havertz. Despite dominating the first half without reward, the tension eased when Jesus converted a corner. Pascal Gross missed a golden opportunity for Brighton before Havertz sealed the victory, dropping the Seagulls to ninth place.
Arteta praised his team’s “incredible” performance, emphasizing their patience and determination against a formidable Brighton side. With 39 points from 17 games, Arsenal now faces a crucial clash with second-placed Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The win showcased Arsenal’s maturity and intelligence, with 26 shots in the match, and Arteta expressed his joy at the team’s performance. The Gunners capitalized on Manchester City’s stumble against Crystal Palace, making the victory even more significant.