Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench and scored with his first chance as Arsenal won 1-0 at Brighton on Tuesday to take some pressure off coach Mikel Arteta with a second straight victory.
Lacazette had just come on when Bukayo Saka turned from inside his own half and made a superb run down the right before pulling the ball back to him. Lacazette took one touch to control the ball just inside the penalty area before driving a shot inside the right post in the 66th minute.
“This is what all the managers dream of, to bring people from the bench to win you the game like he’s done,” Arteta said. “It was a great move from Bukayo first to create the action that he did. Apart from the finish, it was his (Lacazette’s) movement, the counter move that he made to create the space for himself. It was a brilliant goal.”