Wenger, who insisted it was too early in the season to say whether Arsenal could catch the frontrunning Manchester clubs, claimed he had not know about his work anniversary until prompted today.
The visitors nearly levelled midway through the first-half when Solly March struck a thunderous effort against the far post from the edge of the area.
The result means that the Merseyside club go into the worldwide break in seventh place, seven points behind both Manchester City and United.
Arsenal took three points from Brighton on a sleepy Sunday afternoon in London. The only promising chance in the first half for Brighton came when March took a shot from distance but to his misery, ball the hit the woodwork.
There was not much the keeper could do when Brighton failed to clear their lines and a lose ball in the box was put away by Nacho Monreal to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead.
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After having begun the Premier League season with a come from behind win against Leicester, Arsenal lost consecutive games to Stoke City and Liverpool, thus sending their fans into a meltdown. The match starts at 22:00 on 1 October 2017.
"I think Alex Iwobi is the kind of player who helps you get out of pressure by showing good availability".
Alexis Sanchez has recorded 11 top-flight assists since the start of last season - more than other Arsenal player. This is a game they were expected to win, and they head into the global break on a positive note, with a clean sheet and three points.
"It was a hard week because the game at Bate (Europa League matchday 2 clash on Thursday) was a hard game".
He also remarked "We were light anyway, with Sam Baldock being out and Glenn Murray not being available for a good period now".
"After Liverpool we talked because we can't play as we did". From there the team reacted we are playing more compact, we defend with all players and have a clean sheet. Now we've got the first two wins out of the way we can keep on building.
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