Lacazette was the one casualty from the squad that beat Chelsea 3-1 on Dec. 26, with the France worldwide making means for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, nevertheless it took him simply 21 seconds to attain the sport’s solely objective when he got here on as an alternative.
It was Brighton that had the higher probabilities within the first half with eight photographs on objective in comparison with Arsenal’s one. Nevertheless, neither facet got here significantly near breaking the impasse.
The second half received underway with a Brighton penalty shout after Lewis Dunk was introduced down within the space. Nevertheless, VAR dominated that no foul was dedicated.
Arsenal had two fast good probabilities shortly after with Aubameyang being denied from shut vary. Minutes later Gabriel Martinelli‘s right-footed shot went curling simply over the crossbar.
Martinelli made means for Lacazette on 66 minutes and made his presence felt instantly. Given an excessive amount of area, he whipped a right-footed shot in from the centre of the field and previous Robert Sanchez in objective.
The win brings Arsenal as much as 13th place whereas Brighton sink to 17th, only one place above the relegation zone.