Jonas Eidvall praised Beth Mead’s ‘aggressive’ comeback after Arsenal beat Brighton 2-1.
And Gunners Gaffer shrugged off suggestions of feeling the pressure of a title race with Chelsea and Man United on the heels of his team.
Mead scored a goal of the season’s contender as Arsenal escaped an early scare to secure their first win in five matches in all competitions.
The forward’s brilliant free-kick and Vivian Miedema strike saw the league leaders open a four-point gap on Chelsea, with the Blues a game in hand.
The boss of Meadow Park said: “I missed that Beth Mead in my recent games.
“And when she is so outspoken and aggressive, I think she is world class and she helped us in the second half.
On feeling burdened by the pressure after the four-winning run, Edewall said: “Pressure is always a part of being a player or coach at Arsenal.
“It’s about representing a club that wants to be on top and then whenever you play a football match there will be pressure.
“And you can see that as something that excites you, or you can look at it as a privilege and it means a lot of people care about your job.
“I choose to do the latter.”
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WSL leaders Stina Blackstanius and Jane Beatty were missing due to illness and without Katie McCabe due to suspension.
And the game saw Rafael Souza and Laura Weinerther make their first top-tier debuts for the club since joining the January transfer window.
Arsenal made a positive start trying to suppress Albion in their own half.
And they come to the close of the fourth-minute opener in which Eli Brazil deflects Miedema’s header off the line.
But it was Brighton who cooled off their opponents, ending their 465-minute goalless run against the Gunners in the league.
they took a blow 15thThe minute lead with a free-kick from Inessa Kagman leads Emma Koivisto’s looped header in front of Manuel Zinsberger.
A short time later visitors brought in Eileen Whelan after Megan Connolly cut her knee after falling on a concrete post.
and 25. There was a panic moment for the hosts aroundth Minutes with a dangerous Albion cross in Zinsberger’s box before Eli warns Brazil of a foul on Mead.
The Gunners struggled to create several clear scoring chances soon thereafter.
Jordan Nobbs’ back on the edge of the field was removed by Brighton’s defense near the half-hour mark.
And the England midfielder gave him 36 . sawthMinute free-kick deflection of Albion Wall before it was claimed by stopper Megan Walsh.
The Gunners picked up the pace in the second half and Mead won a free-kick on the edge of Albion’s box.
And he poked the ball home with the Dutch star as he reached Miedema at the back post with Mead’s cross.
Moments later the Gunners struck again in the top corner with a curved free-kick from Mead.
And the hosts held on to seal a home victory ahead of their FA Cup duel with the London City Lionesses.
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Regardless of the result, Hope Powell praised his side for putting up a fight against the Gunners before their FA Cup clash with Reading.
The Albion boss said: “I am happy with the way we performed, the way we conducted ourselves and the fight and our spirit
“It was just a disappointing result. I think a point would have been a fair result. But those are the quality sides, so it’s tough.”