On Saturday morning I messaged a great Arsenal-supporting friend that his boys would have no problem with Brighton as we cannot score.
Oh ye of little faith.
Brighton scored twice in a deserved win, both goals via delicate cushioned volleys with the instep from Leandro Trossard and Enoch Mwopu.
The home side mounted a late siege after Odergard pulled one back but the Seagulls held on for a 2-1 victory.
This ended a run of 7 games without a win.
Head coach Graham Potter recorded his third 2-1 win at the Emirates, one with Swedish side Osterlund.
Sussex CC had less good fortune, losing by 10 wickets to second division favourites Nottinghamshire.
159 runs behind after the Nottingham first innings was always going to be a challenge as Dan Ibrahim was out for the rest of the game with a shoulder injury.
Sussex just passed 159 by tea on the final day, leaving Nottinghamshire an easy task to knock off the 28 runs.
We are a young side average age 21.
This week – against Derbyshire – overseas players Pujara and Rizwan will be available.
Nottinghamshire have Habeeb Hameed, Ben Duckett and potentially Stuart Broad who did not play but it was their young spinner Liam Patterson-Price who was man of the match with 8 wickets, 44 runs and a run out.
Sussex’s red ball side is too inexperienced this season but the white ball side with Rashid Khan may do better. I expect the Seagulls to finish in the lower half and will need to acquire a 20 goal striker to finish any higher next season