Roberto De Zerbi believes Arsenal are the best team in the Premier League this season after watching the Gunners dismantle his Brighton team at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners moved back to the top of the table following a thoroughly comprehensive 2-0 win over a side who had won on their last three visits to the Emirates.

Arsenal had to wait until eight minutes into the second half to open the scoring through Gabriel Jesus and eventually put the game to bed late on with the increasingly impressive Kai Havertz on target for the fourth time in seven matches.

It was the fist time Brighton had failed to score this season and De Zerbi was forced to concede his side had been outclassed by a team that look well equipped to go one better than last season when they finished as runners-up to Manchester City.

‘Arsenal played much better than us,’ said the Brighton mananger.

‘They deserved to win the game. We suffered a lot.

‘I think Arsenal are one of the best, maybe this season the best team in the Premier League. We are not used to suffering in this way. We are used to controlling the game.’