Brighton vs Arsenal: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is leading a bad start in the resumption of the Premier. If the Gunners were defeated 3-0 by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Wednesday. They fell 2-1 to Brighton on Saturday, who scored the winning goal in the 95th minute. In addition, the goalkeeper was injured. Arsenal, Bernd Leno, and the player whose push caused the injury. Neal Maupay, was the one who set the decisive ‘target’.
It was a nightmare night lived by the Arteta team. And this despite the fact that he went ahead thanks to a great goal from Nicolas Pepe in an acrobatic shot in the 68th minute. But Brighton did not take long to react. In the 75 ‘Lewis Dunk tied. And in the last breath came 2-1, the work of Maupay (the ninth of the season and probably the most important).
It was in the 40′ when Leno had to withdraw from the field of play on a stretcher, injured, between great signs of pain. But the Arsenal goalkeeper got up as best he could to reproach Maupay for his action on the play, accusing him of having pushed him. Emiliano Martinez relieved Leno. It is feared that it is a serious knee injury.
The defeat against this Brighton in the fight against relegation is a serious blow to Arsenal’s aspirations of achieving a European place next season. Pepe’s great goal made Londoners dream, but Brighton rallied. 1-2 leaves Arsenal 9th, with 40 points from 30 games; 6 from Manchester United, 5th, and therefore from the Europa League. Brighton is 15th, 5 points from the relegation zone.