Chris Hughton knew Brighton were underdogs heading into the game with Arsenal but was pleased with the effort of his players.
The Seagulls were the fourth team in a row in the Premier League to draw a blank against the Gunners, who have not conceded in the top flight since sinking to a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on August 27.
It was a result which proved something of a turnaround for Arsenal, who have won three and drawn 0-0 at Chelsea since their Anfield humiliation.
Hughton said: “It was certainly a spirited performance, I certainly can’t accuse the lads of not giving everything.
“It was always going to be difficult here playing against an Arsenal side at home, your levels of concentration have got to be for 90 minutes.
“Probably the only disappointment was I thought we could have shown a little bit more on the ball but you know it’s going to be tough and you have to look at the positives on the game.”