What was said: Arteta on Aubameyang future; Potter not impressed with Brighton

There was plenty of reaction after Wednesday's Premier League matches.

It was a busy night in the Premier League with three matches, headlined by Arsenal's home win over West Ham.

Elsewhere, Wolves took the spoils at the Amex Stadium against Brighton, while Crystal Palace and Southampton played out an absorbing draw at Selhurst Park.

Let's take a look at some reaction from the men involved.

Arsenal 2-0 West Ham

Gabriel Martinelli broke the deadlock with a brilliant goal at the Emirates, and he hoped it has been enough to get him more chances to shine in Mikel Arteta's Arsenal team.

Martinelli: "It was a very good game. The win was so important for the team. We know the potential we have. It was a great victory. I am so happy.

"We like to see the fans like that and cheer us on. We knew it was going to be a very difficult game but we have a very good group.

"They were defending well and we were waiting for the moment. Thank you Laca [Alexandre Lacazette] for the assist! I want to play every time.

"We are a team. We are together. It's up to Mikel [Arteta] and the whole team to decide who will be captain."

Gabriel Martinelli celebrates for Arsenal

Meanwhile, Arteta was pushed on the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation but was in no mood to give anything away.

Arteta: "We will talk about that another day. He was not eligible for this game, that's it and this game is gone now.

"We will discuss that (a potential return for Aubameyang) in the near future."

A red card in the second half did not help the West Ham cause, and David Moyes was not convinced the referee got it right.

Moyes: "He got the ball but he should have got more of the ball. His timing means he caught the top of the ball and followed through and I think that is why Taylor had to think about the decision. I thought Vladimir could have got more of the ball

"I did not think a lot of our performance generally, Arsenal played well with good intensity and we were not able to deal with it. We showed resilience to stick in the game but made a couple of really poor bits of play that led to the goals.

"We gave the ball away for the second goal when we were in the ascendency."

Crystal Palace 2-2 Southampton

Patrick Vieira seemed happy to give credit to Southampton after they held Crystal Palace to an entertaining draw at Selhurst Park.

Vieira: "I think in the first half, especially the end of the first half, we got punished by stopping playing after scoring the first goal. We started the game really well, scored the goal then stopped playing. We played individually and not collectively.

"Looking overall I am pleased to take a point because they played really good football, they pressed us high and we didn't play through the pressure. At the end they had a few chances too, so the point we got regarding the way we played - I don't think we deserved more."

Conor Gallagher in action for Crystal Palace

Ralph Hasenhuttl, on the other hand, thought a point was just about a fair result, although he hopes his side can continue to improve through the Christmas period.

Hasenhuttl: "From two teams always drawing this season, it was a logical result. I think they had one chance in the second half and scored. We didn't have big chances in the second half.

"How we came back was absolutely good to watch with the horrible start. The reaction was fantastic.

"We had a very young team. We scored twice. Normally it should be enough for three points.

"We had 20 minutes in the second half we were struggling. After the goal we played brave and tried to make the third goal.

"In the end we take the point. Slowly but surely we are coming into more points.

Brighton 0-1 Wolves

Graham Potter was in no mood for excuses after the defeat, calling for his Brighton side to "recover quickly" to stop their season going off the rails.

Potter: "We were not at our best. We huffed and puffed and in the first half we were slightly the better team, then they scored a disappointing goal from our perspective.

"In the second half they [Wolves] had opportunities. It has been a difficult week and we weren't good enough to get the three points. There's no excuses, I believe in the guys on the pitch and it has been a difficult week for lots of teams.

"We need to recover quickly and we have to play at 12:30 on Saturday. The Premier League is always challenging and it brings a certain challenge because of what's going on outside of football and you have to do your best and adapt."

Alexis Mac Allister dejected

Bruno Lage, meanwhile, was pretty happy with his Wolves' night's work.

Lage: "I'm happy. They did well and we played against a strong team.

"Brighton started well, better than us in the first 20 minutes and we lost the ball in some situations. After that the game started to be balanced, we started to have the ball and we scored our goal.

"In the second half we started better than they did, we created chances and could've scored one or two more goals. In the end we deserved it, we created the better chances and it's three good points for us."

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