Iwobi and Monreal on scoring goals and keeping clean sheets


Goalscorers Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal spoke to BT Sports following the 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates today. Here’s what they had to say.

Alex – pretty comfortable performance for Arsenal in the end?

Iwobi: I wouldn’t say it was comfortable but we made it as easy as we can. Brighton are a very good team, they made it difficult for us, so it’s always good to win and come up with a clean.

It’s important to get the early breakthrough, and a precious goal for you Nacho. Just your second in the Premier League.

Monreal: Yes, I was really lucky to score today. We knew it was going to be a difficult game, they defend with a lot of players so it’s not easy. But I was lucky to be there, to score my second goal for Arsenal and I could help the team with the goal, but the most important thing was to get three points. We have to keep going like that.

Important to get the second goal – what a great backheel by Alexis Sanchez to set you up [to Iwobi].

Iwobi: Yeah, it was great team play and great play from Alexis, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and get the goal, yeah.

Since the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, andd the one against Stoke, there seems to be new belief. Was that a wake up call?

Monreal: After Liverpool we talked because we can’t play as we did that day, we lost 4-0 and the image of the team was really poor. And I think from there the team reacted, we are playing more compact, we defend with all players, we have clean sheets and that’s very important for us because we know we have top players up front and they’re going to score goals.

So if the defenders can help the team with a clean sheet. It’s much better.

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