‘Man City’s smile… 2nd place Arsenal loses 0-3 against Brighton… 4 points away from 1st place Man City

Arsenal failed to collect a point in their home match against Brighton & Hove Albion (Brighton).

Arsenal lost 0-3 on the 36th round of the Premier League in the 2022-2023 season against Brighton held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 15th at 12:30 am (Korean time).

Arsenal came out with a 4-3-3 formation. Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Granit Xaka, Jorginho, Martin Odegaard, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalyanges, Jakub Kibior, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale competed.

Brighton faced안전놀이터 off with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Evan Ferguson, Mitoma Caor, Alexis McAllister, Julio Enciso, Billy Gilmore, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinyan, Louis Dunk, Levi Colwill, Pascal Gross, and Jason Steele came out.

In the flow of Arsenal in the first half, Brighton took the opportunity first. In the 11th minute of the first half, in a counterattack situation, Enciso dug into the back space and tried to shoot after digging into the right side, but the goalkeeper saved.

Arsenal continued to press hard from the front while maintaining the offensive. In the 15th minute of the first half, through Saka and Jejus, Oedegor from a far position in the box attempted a shot with his left foot, but missed. Arsenal have an injury. Martinelli, who complained of pain from an opponent’s tackle 18 minutes before the first half, collapsed again. Leandro Trossar, who was off the bench, was brought in to replace the left side.

Arsenal continued to knock. After cutting off the opponent’s attack in the 23rd minute of the first half, Jejus, who received a pass from Oedegor, penetrated and continued to shoot, but the goalkeeper saved. 7 minutes later, Trosar broke through the left side and attempted a shot, but it hit the post. Then, in the extra time of the first half, Saka finished the ball kicked by the defense after Trosar on the right side with his left foot, but missed.

Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli was knocked out by an opponent’s tackle. Getty Images Korea

Arsenal striker Bukayo Saka tries to dribble. Getty Images Korea

In the second half, Brighton broke Arsenal’s flow and took the lead. In the 5th minute of the second half, in a counterattack situation, Mitoma on the left handed a pass to Estupinyan. Once blocked, Estupinyan crossed again, and Enciso inside the box scored the opening goal with a header.

Arsenal tried to change. In the 15th minute of the second half, Thomas Teye Party and Rhys Nelson were put in. Then, the atmosphere was raised once again. In the 18th minute of the second half, Nelson on the left side received a pass from Jejus and continued shooting, but missed.

Both teams pulled out replacement cards. Brighton put in Facundo Buonanute (31 minutes in the second half), Arsenal put in Emil Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketia (31 minutes in the second half). Brighton then replaced Enciso, who suffered a thigh injury 36 minutes earlier in the second half, and Deniz Undav was put in.

Brighton widened the gap. In the 41st minute of the second half, Trosar made a mistake during the opponent’s build-up, and Undav, who caught the ball, took a 2-0 lead with a shot that passed the goalkeeper’s flag.

Afterwards, Arsenal struggled until the last minute, but in the second half of extra time, Brighton’s Estupinyan scored a key goal to seal the game. The game ended just like that.

Arsenal remain second in the league with 81 points. However, first place Manchester City defeated Everton earlier, widening the gap to 85 points with 3 points added.

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