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Arsenal fans can't believe Nacho Monreal's tweet the day before Brighton goal

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Arsene Wenger seems to have steadied the ship at Arsenal after another wobble in form this season.

The Gunners entered the campaign with a shady victory against Leicester City before bitterly disappointing defeats to Stoke City and Liverpool. Since the international break, though, the Gunners have stopped the rot.

Expected victories were secured over Bournemouth and West Brom with the north London side already making 100% starts to life in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

And the true indication of a return to form proved Arsenal's spirited performance at Stamford Bridge that was a linesman's flag away from securing an unlikely three points.

All that considered, the visit of Brighton & Hove Albion to the Emirates appeared a pretty simple task but - thus far - it's been a surprisingly tight affair.

Alexandre Lacazette nearly gave the Gunners the lead within just two minutes, though, when his blistering half-volley rattled the upright.

Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi were also able to carve out opportunities for the home side.

However, the opening goal came from a rather unlikely source as Nacho Montreal garnered his first league goal for Arsenal since 2013.

Lacazette did heroically well to keep a Granit Xhaka free-kick in play with the ensuing penalty box pinball eventually falling to Monreal, who fizzed the ball home with his right-foot.

Check out the goal below:

The accomplished finish saw some Arsenal supporters unearth Monreal's tweet from the day before that - uncannily enough - concerned his shooting ability. Since then, Gooners have arrived in their droves to commend the left-back as some kind of modern day Nostradamus.

Take a look at the tweet and reaction below:

If ever there was an indication that practice makes perfect, it's this.

Furthermore, at the time of writing, Monreal's polished finishing remains the difference between the two sides.

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