Arsenal 0-3 Brighton: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more
Arsenal headed into the game knowing that they need a win to keep their title hopes alive for another week.
Manchester City kicked off Sunday top of the league by a point with a game in hand. They were also in action in the day’s early kick-off vs Everton and came out on top, stretching their lead to four points.
As for Brighton, they began the day 8th in the Premier League, two points off the Europa League places with three games in hand, meaning a win on Sunday would have moved them up to 6th.
When all was said and done, Brighton picked up the win.
Brighton fans believed Gabriel Martinelli should have seen a red card after three minutes following a high challenge on Mitoma but he was not booked.
Martin Odegaard nearly gave Arsenal the lead 15 minutes in with an effort very similar to his goal vs Newcastle but this one went just wide.
Martinelli was then forced off with an injury after 17 minutes, with Leandro Trossard on against his old club.
Arsenal continued to have the better chances in the first half, with Trossard and Gabriel Jesus coming close.
Enciso had an open goal chance presented to him shortly before the break but he put his shot over. But neither side was able to break the deadlock in the first 45.
Brighton took the lead after 51 minutes through Ensico.
After going 1-0 down, Mikel Arteta opted to bring on an extra winger in place of a midfielder. However, Arsenal were unable to find an equaliser and their defeat means Manchester City can win the league next weekend.
Deniz Undav added a second for the Seagulls in the 86th minute before Estupinan made it 3-0 after 95 minutes.
- GK: Aaron Ramsdale (5.5)
- RB: Ben White (5.5)
- CB: Jakub Kiwior (5.5)
- CB: Gabriel (6)
- LB: Kieran Tierney (5)
- CDM: Jorginho (6)
- CDM: Granit Xhaka (6)
- CAM: Martin Odegaard (6.5)
- RW: Bukayo Saka (6)
- ST: Gabriel Jesus (6)
- LW: Gabriel Martinelli (3)
- Leandro Trossard (4)
- Thomas Partey (4)
- Reiss Nelson (4)
- Eddie Nketiah (3)
- Emile Smith Rowe (3)
- GK: Jason Steele (6.5)
- RB: Moises Caicedo (7)
- CB: Lewis Dunk (6.5)
- CB: Levi Colweill (7)
- LB: Pervis Estupinan (7.5)
- CM: Pascal Gross (6)
- CM: Billy Gilmour (5.5)
- CAM: Alexi Mac Alister (6.5)
- RW: Kaoru Mitoma (6.5)
- ST: Evan Ferguson (6.5)
- LW: Julio Enciso (7.5)
- Danny Welbeck (4)
- Facundo Buonanotte (3)
- Deniz Undav (6)
Arsenal have only scored more goals in two previous Premier League campaigns than the 83 they have netted this season.
2004-05 – 87
2002-03 – 85
They finished second in both campaigns
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) May 14, 2023
If Arsenal win today, it will be 84 points after 36 games, which will be better than every single Wenger season other than the title wins of 2002 and 2004.
They've already smashed 1998 by three points.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 14, 2023
In the first 30% of Premier League matches this season, Arsenal complete an average of 159 passes.
Today they have completed 46 in 27 minutes, by some distance the least they have managed this season.
Yet Arsenal seem in control of a game that is being played where they want.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) May 14, 2023
Saka has been mad off form for arsenal over the last 5 games
— Sholape! (@shenanigans_9JA) May 14, 2023
Bit of a retraction here. The cross from Estupinan bounces over Tierney. Kiwior would be there to challenge Enciso and potentially clear but he's injured by Ferguson who appears to step on his ankle. Kiwior still receiving treatment for that now. https://t.co/SZ5bHTKcsz
— Kaya Kaynak (@kayakaynak97) May 14, 2023
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