Wenger rests easy after his Gunners stay in the groove
Premier League: Fine run continues after August’ s horror show at Anfield
you’re not bad in a permanent way, if you can do something about it, and you’re not good in a permanent way, if you don’t keep your urgency.
“We responded in a united way and we have put some wins together and some good performances as well.”
Monreal turned home the 17th-minute opener following a scramble in the Albion box, before Nigeria midfielder Iwobi in north London. The 67-year-old, who succeeded Bruce Rioch on October 1, 1996 and has since won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, said he was initially unaware of the milestone occasion.
“I did not know about it,” he said.
“I was told by the press. I wouldn’t like to reflect too much on that. I have kept focus on my job always under good and bad circumstances.
“When you are 21 years somewhere you know that you have good and bad moments. Nobody can make 21 years and only fly. What I love in the game is to deal with bad moments and find the response.”
After Arsenal went ahead, Brighton offered some resistance and almost equalised when winger Solly March rattled the right post following a well-worked free-kick routine.
Albion were ultimately left empty-handed but manger Chris Hughton felt his team gave a good account of themselves on their first visit to Arsenal in 34 years. Everton manager Ronald Koeman insists he has no reason to think about his future while the players are still committed to his plans.
The Dutchman refused to answer when asked, if he was the right man to lead the Toffees out of their current malaise after the 1-0 home defeat by Burnley made it four defeats in five Premier League matches.
Everton have just seven points from as many games and their performance against the Clarets was devoid of much genuine threat or hope of turning things around once they had gone behind to Jeff Hendrick’s 22nd-minute goal.
Koeman, however, believes he saw enough in the display to give him confidence.
“It is not in my hands but I try to get the best out of the players,” he said.
“If there is no commitment and no aggression that is maybe a reason to think about my future but I thank the players for their commitment today.
“I can’t complain about my players today, they did everything. Maybe we could create more but it is not so easy against Burnley. You go down in the result, they are really defensive-minded, really physical.”
Specifically asked whether he was the right man for Everton, Koeman said: “I don’t answer this type of question. That is not the business at this moment.”