Arsenal stepped up their performance with a convincing 2-0 win over Brighton at Emirates Stadium, according to the Guardian. Nacho Monreal gave Gunners the lead in the sixteenth minute before Alex Iwobi netted in the second to extend Arsenal's lead and eventually seal the victory in front of their 53,378 home crowd. The second goal is Alex Iwobi sixth goal of his Arsenal career. In addition, the victory marked Arsene Wenger 21st anniversary of his arrival at the club. Arsenal is fifth with thirteen points, while Brighton is fourteenth with seven points.

Here's the match recap.

Arsenal outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Petr Cech (7.76). Defender - Shkodran Mustafi (8.22), Nacho Monreal (8.18), Rob Holding (7.66), Héctor Bellerín (seven points), Sead Kolasinac (7.56). Midfielder - Granit Xhaka (7.35), Aaron Ramsey (seven points), Alexis Sánchez (8.61), Alex Iwobi (8.08). Forward - Alexandre Lacazette (seven points). Used substitutes - Mohamed Elneny (six points), Olivier Giroud (6.17), Theo Walcott (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Arsenal were effective at setting up clear chances in front of goal from through balls, long range shots and set pieces.

Style of play: the Gunners held more possession on Brighton's half.

They largely attacked through the middle and favored short passes.

Brighton outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Mat Ryan (6.87). Defender - Bruno (6.44), Shane Duffy (6.92), Lewis Dunk (7.85), Gaëtan Bong (6.39). Midfielder - Solly March (seven points), Davy Pröpper (6.17), Dale Stephens (6.94), José Izquierdo (six points), Pascal Groß (6.47).

Forward - Isaiah Brown (six points). Used substitutes - Anthony Knockaert (six points), Ezequiel Schelotto (6.22), Glenn Murray (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Brighton apparently gave away lots of free-kicks around their box

Style of play: Chris Hughton's side favored long shots and attacked through the left flank.

Who is the Man of the Match?

Alexis Sánchez's contributions was apparently significant to Arsenal's triumph, although he was not on the score sheet but his work rate proved to be magnificent. The Chilean made six key passes, and provided an assist. He had a total of seventy-seven touches.

Upcoming Week 8 fixtures

Arsenal will be hoping to extend their winning streak when they face Watford on the road on Saturday 14 October, while Brighton welcomes fumbling Everton on Sunday 15 October.