Boss Chris Hughton says Albion produced their best 40 minutes of the season in beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Amex today.

The Seagulls went 2-0 up with Lewis Dunk's first goal in 14 months and Glenn Murray's 11th of the season in the Premier League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back for Arsenal just before half-time and Laurent Koscielny hit a post with a header soon after.

Hughton said: "That was our best 40 minutes, because of the opposition. We were good against Swansea here, away at Man United we played really well and were unfortunate not to come away with something. But because of the level of the team and the start – we started really well – and created an atmosphere that really helped us.

"Second half was different. We had good periods, really good periods in that first half. It was a first half where, apart from the two, we might have got one or two more. We started that well. That could change. In the last half-hour, our fortune was on the break. But, over 90 minutes, we were the better team."

Albion are now unbeaten in seven games after their first win over Arsenal for 36 years.

Hughton added: "It feels like a big win, particularly given who we were playing against. Our form allowed that to happen.

"We've been on the edge all season. Every game we come into we have to play at a level to get something. We're definitely hitting our best form at the right stage of the season. It's now whether we can take it forward."