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Team Brighton and Hove Albion: Ryan, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Stephens, Propper, Alzate, Mooy, Gross, Maupay, Connolly. Subs: Button, Duffy, Bissouma, Trossard, Murray, Montoya, Bernardo.
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Team Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, David Luiz, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Willock, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Subs: Martinez, Tierney, Pepe, Chambers, Nelson, Guendouzi, Martinelli,
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Arsenal are currently 10th on the table, a mere four points ahead of the 16th placed Brighton.
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The one thing Ljungberg has in his corner is the fact that Arsenal have never lost a home game against Brighton across all competitions.
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This bottom half of the table battle will be important first home game for the Arsenal caretaker-manager Freddie Ljungberg.
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Welcome to the Emirates Stadium for our live coverage of this English Premiership clash between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in North London, as referee Graham Scott gets us going.
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Oh Dear! Leno and David Luiz do not communicate properly and Connolly almost gets in with an early goal. CLOSE!
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It has been a nervy sloppy start from both teams.
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Aubameyang and Bellerin combine well and then Ozil's pass into the box is deflected for an Arsenal corner.
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Arsenal secure another corner a few minutes later after a deflection. Lacazette then wins a second corner and Brighton clear.
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Aubameyang has been caught offside a few times. He should really be working on not being trapped all the time. That is a training ground drill.
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Brighton are now having a spell with lots of possession, but they just cannot find a way through the Gunners' defence.
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SAVE! Leno is up to the challenge and the Arsenal keeper does well to stop a low long-range Connolly effort.
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YELLOW! Bellerin tripps Connolly and VAR is having a look. Was that in the box? No. just outside, but Bellerin is booked anyway and Brighton have a promising free-kick.
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Gross messes it up and he hits the wall & David Luiz in particular.
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Brighton secure another corner, but it is easily cleared.
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Where is the Arsenal defence? Maupay sends a ball across the face of goal and Connolly is the closest, but just cannot get there.
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We are still goalless after the first half an hour.
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What a waste! After so much talking Burn and Brighton mess up a set-piece in a promising position. It ends up flying wide and over the goal.
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The Gunners have not fired at all thus far. They are frustrating themselves in midfield where Kolasinac and Xhaka get in each other’s way.
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GOAL, BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION, WEBSTER! (0-1). There it is! A Brighton goal that they deserve after some chaos in the box following a corner. Once again the communication let Arsenal down and David Luiz could have done better there.
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Great work by Burn, Gross and Connolly to create the chaos in the area for that goal.
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GREAT REACTION from Ryan! Aubameyang finds Willock, who fires it home with a fantastic header, but Ryan's reflexes saves Brighton.
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Arsenal continue to be all over the place. They need the break more than Brighton at this stage.
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HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 0-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION. The Arsenal fans are booing the team into the dug-out and some are even leaving, but Brighton deserve their lead at this stage. Please join us in a bit.
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YELLOW! Sokratis is booked for smashing into Connolly
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NO PENALTY! desparation from Lacazette, who is down in the Brighton box looking for a penalty. Poor, there is no contact there!
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half. Can Arsenal respond or can they organize themselves?
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SUBSTITUTION: We have a change at the break for Arsenal and Pepe is on to replace Willock.
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Pepe starts well and secure the first corner of the half. It is easily cleared.
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GOAL, ARSENAL, LACAZETTE! (1-1) . Ozil takes another corner and Lacazette is there on the back post to head it into the back of the net off Ryan.
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It's all Arsenal now!
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Now Kolasinac sends the ball across the penalty area but Aubameyang just cannot get there.
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It's a very open game now, as Arsenal appear to no longer play it out from the back.
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YELLOW! Gross is booked for a professional foul on Ozil.
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NO GOAL, ARSENAL, DAVID LUIZ! Ozil takes a free-kick and David Luiz heads it home from an offside position. VAR confirms NO GOAL! A correct decision.
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CORNER! Pepe plays it in for Aubameyang but Alzate is there to clear the danger - for now!
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YELLOW! David Luiz is booked for a silly challenge on Connolly.
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SUBSTITUTION: Arsenal make a change and Kolasinac has been replaced by Tierney.
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SUBSTITUTION: Connolly comes off and is replaced by Montoya for Brighton, as David Luiz gives away a corner. Arsenal then take off Lacazette for Martinelli...
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GOAL, BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION, MAUPAY! (1-2) What a superb goal! Trossard finds Mooy and he takes his time finding Maupay in the area. The rest is history and Brighton is back in the lead.
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Arsenal are all over the place again now. Can they pull another one back?
Arsenal
Brighton and Hove Albion
1
Goal Scorers
2
50' Alexandre ...
36' Adam Webster
80' Neal Maupay
3
Yellow Cards
1
20' Héctor Bel...
46' Sokratis
68' David Luiz
60' Pascal Groß
0
Red Cards
0
11
Squad
11
Bernd Leno
Héctor Bell...
Sokratis
Alexandre L...
Mesut Özil
Lucas Torreira
Pierre-Emer...
David Luiz
Joseph Willock
Sead Kolasinac
Granit Xhaka
1
2
5
9
10
11
14
23
28
31
34
1
5
6
7
13
15
18
24
33
44
46
Mat Ryan
Lewis Dunk
Dale Stephens
Neal Maupay
Pascal Groß
Adam Webster
Aaron Mooy
Davy Pröpper
Dan Burn
Aaron Connolly
Steven Alzate
7
Reserves
7
Kieran Tierney
Nicolas Pépé
Calum Chambers
Reiss Nelson
Emiliano Ma...
Matteo Guen...
Gabriel Mar...
3
19
21
24
26
29
35
4
8
11
17
22
27
30
Shane Duffy
Yves Bissouma
Leandro Tro...
Glenn Murray
Martín Montoya
David Button
Bernardo