I knew that after the game at Liverpool, everybody did write us off.
It was painful viewing for Everton manager Ronale Koeman, whose side has lost four of its seven matches this season.
"Probably there is more pressure on Arsenal to to win the game than on ourselves - most people wouldn't expect us to get anything but that's the great opportunity we have".
Arsenal are now unbeaten since their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield, last month and yesterday's victory also saw Wenger break a record he previously shared with Sir Alex Ferguson. The north London club is six points adrift of the early pacesetters - Manchester rivals City and United. "There is a long way to go".
The report claims Wenger, who signed a new two-year deal himself in May, has always believed Wilshere has what it takes to force his way into his first-team plans.
But after today's piece of magic against Brighton, you can understand why the Frenchman was so desperate to keep the 28-year-old.
Speaking of trust, with the early season struggles in the midfield, Mohamed Elneny has started to put together some good play for Arsenal.
Albion stay 13th in the table - with seven points from as many matches - heading in to the second worldwide break of the season.
It is the eleventh league win in a row at home for Arsenal who have clawed their way back up the table after a disappointing start to the campaign.
"Probably the only disappointment was I thought we could have shown a little bit more on the ball but you know it's going to be tough and you have to look at the positives on the game".
Yes, we agree that they were not at their entertaining best against Brighton in a game that many expected Arsenal to win comfortably, but it is perhaps the kind of result that many Arsenal fans would love.