They will not see it as cause for extravagant celebration but perhaps Arsenal are edging themselves out of the woods. It was vital that they backed up the humbling of Chelsea with a clean dismissal of Brighton if suggestions of an upturn were to hold much weight and, while this was hardly a victory for the ages, they did enough in an assertive second-half performance to be worthy of the points.

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