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Arsene Wenger "pleased" with win over Brighton & Hove Albion

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims that picking up the three points was all that mattered after seeing his side claim a 2-0 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Arsene Wenger has declared himself "pleased" with Arsenal's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion to keep his side in the chasing pack for the Premier League title.

The Gunners carved out a convincing victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday lunchtime thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi either side of half time.

Wenger made nine changes to his starting lineup on the back of Thursday's triumph away to BATE Borisov in the Europa League, which he admits was always going to be a risk against the Seagulls due to a lack of cohesion.

"We kept the clean sheet and of course got three points," BBC Sport quotes him as saying. "We have played more fluent than today but playing Monday, Thursday and today, it was important to get three points. We eased off in concentration and decision-making and then it becomes a bit harder.

"The question mark is there when you change so many players, can you keep cohesion? It was a difficult week because the game at BATE was a difficult game. I am pleased."

Wenger, celebrating 21 years in charge of Arsenal this week, has seen his side win each of their last 11 games on home soil in all competitions.

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1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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