Arsenal’s win at the Amex Stadium further alleviated the pressure on Arteta following the 3-1 victory over Chelsea at the Emirates on Boxing Day.

It raised the Gunners approximately 13th place in the Premier League, with Arteta’s side now nine points clear of the transfer zione after hovering alarmingly close to the bottom three in current weeks.

Saka played a crucial function in the much-needed triumph, putting in a performance complete of energy and running as Arsenal struggled to break down Brighton’s persistent defence.

The teenager was important in the Gunners making the development, racing down the extreme right before setting up Lacazette, with the Frenchman scoring just 21 seconds after coming off the bench.