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  • By Alessandro Schiavone at Emirates Stadium

Graham Potter on breaking April hoodoo: 'Beating Arsenal is sweet any time'

Graham Potter could not conceal his joy after Brighton & Hove Albion's stunning 2-1 victory at Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

It was the Seagulls' first-ever Premier League in April after a previous run of eight draws and seven wins in the fourth month of the calendar year.

But Potter was far more excited about getting the three points against a top side rather than breaking this historical hoodoo which had been weighing on the supporters' minds.

Asked by Capital Football if it makes the victory "sweeter", Potter beamed, saying: "You can say that if you want but it still feels sweet.

"It doesn't matter where it is or when it is. To come here at a place that i have a huge respect for.

"Like I said, Mikel and the job he has done and the performance of Arsenal as a team, to perform the way we did and to get three points is great for us."

Boasting a thirteen-point advantage over the relegation zone and trailing the European positions by 14, the Seagulls' next seven games could potentially be defined as dead rubbers but Potters played the safety card because "mathematically" things can still get out of hand.

He added: "You have to understand how lucky we all are to be here.

"To be play Premier League football, to play at the Emirates, next time we go to the Tottenham Stadium.

"We're fighting for every single point and until you have the points, until it's mathematically impossible [to go down] then we have to keep fighting for them because it changes very quickly here.

"How we do it is just focus on the next game.

"We got a really good game coming up at the weekend, another tough game against a tough opponent. That's why we're here for and we should be happy about that."


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