Arsene Wenger: 'Gus Poyet has done very well'

Arsene Wenger on the touchline during Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Swansea on January 6, 2013
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praises Gus Poyet and believes that his side's FA Cup match against Brighton will be more like a Premier League game.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised the job that Gus Poyet has done since taking charge of Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wenger's side will take on Brighton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday knowing that the Seagulls have already beaten a Premier League side, Newcastle United, in this season's competition.

The Frenchman believes that their clash with Poyet's men will be more like a typical Premier League match than an FA Cup one.

"Poyet has done very well because he got them promotion and in a position where they can challenge for the playoffs," Wenger said.

"I have seen the game against Newcastle. They played a Premier League game.

"Brighton play out from the back, have a lot of possession and a big South American influence with their manager, the players they have, and the way they play, so you know you face a typical away game in the Premier League."

Wenger has also said that his side are fully focused on progressing into the next round of the competition.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on January 20, 2013
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