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27 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk gets prepared for Albion's game against Newcastle.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk hailed the significance of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United and feels they can head into the Arsenal match with tremendous confidence.

Dunk put in another commanding display alongside Shane Duffy in the heart of Albion’s defence, and is now relishing the prospect of facing the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.

He said, “They’re the games you have to win in this league, against our rivals down the bottom of the league. It was a massive result for us, and we defended for our lives in the last 20 minutes and got the clean sheet.

“They’re the most enjoyable wins for me and Duffs [Shane Duffy]. The clean sheet is a little bonus for us and now we can look forward to Arsenal.

“We’re on track now. Whatever we get there is a bonus, because you’re not expected to get a win against the top sides, but if we can nick a point or all three, we’ll be buzzing on the way home. We’ll go there and work our socks off.”

The centre-back also reflected on a solid start to the campaign, as a whole, following Sunday’s win, and is pleased that the team are still sticking to their principles of playing free-flowing football.

“It’s a great start if you look at it from the games we’ve had. We’ve won the games we had to win and we’ve done well in the ones we’re not expected to win. We’re getting comfortable in this league.”

“We controlled games quite a lot last year in the Championship. We’re used to it, especially at home, so we had to take that into this year and play the same way. We’ll continue doing it this season and hopefully we can finish as high as we can.”

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