Arsenal 1-2 Brighton: Player ratings


Arsenal’s hopes of securing Champions League football next season were dealt a serious blow as goals from Leandro Trossard and Enock Mwepu powered Brighton to a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.

With two very attacking lineups on the pitch, it was a surprisingly placid opening to the game, with only a Gabriel Martinelli burst bringing the Emirates crowd to their feet.

Indeed, it was the away side who were in control in the opening quarter of an hour, with Yves Bissouma letting a wayward effort fly from 30 yards.

It took Arsenal until the 23rd minute to fashion their first chance of the afternoon. Gabriel drifted in at the back post from a Bukayo Saka corner, but he could only guide his header into the side netting.

Brighton were then rewarded for their early endeavour when they stunned the Arsenal crowd with a slick move just shy of the half-hour mark. Enock Mwepu was sent haring down the right and when he cut the ball across for Leandro Trossard, the Belgian placed his effort into the top corner.


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