Brighton welcomed Arsenal in Premier League’s Matchday 30. Following a boring goalless first half, the Gunners came back looking brighter than the hosts and broke the deadlock through a Nicolas Pepe’s worldie. However, it’s Arsenal. Well-aware that they were facing Arsenal, the Seagulls went on and grabbed an impressive 95th-minute comeback to win it 2-1.
The only relevant thing that happened throughout the first half was Arsenal’s Bernd Leno’s injury. The German keeper had to be stretched off the pitch, and on his way to the dressing room, the keeper pointed at Brighton’s player, who slammed him and caused his injury.
After the break, Arsenal commanded the game and opened the scoring on 68 mins. Matteo Guendouzi started it all, giving it to Bukayo Saka, who found Pepe down the right. The Ivorian showed his skills down the right, cut down to the middle, and curled it into the top corner from distance. Out of reach for Brighton’s Matt Ryan.
Brighton didn’t feel the conceded goal and managed to level it up only two mins later. After a short corner, the Arsenal defense couldn’t clean it off properly, as the left-over went to Lewis Dunk’s feet, as he tapped in.
It looked like we’d witness another Arsenal draw in the Premier League, but this club’s certainly a pandora box. In a 95th-minute counter-attack, Aaron Connolly released Maupay down the left, as the French striker fired home to win it late for Brighton at home.
Another pathetic performance from the Gunners. Honestly, it looked better under Wenger. This time they couldn’t even blame David Luiz.
With the 2-1 win, Brighton reached 32 points in the Premier League, opening a five-point advantage for the first team in the relegation zone. Arsenal, meanwhile, stopped at 40 points. Brighton’s next match will be at Leicester, as Arsenal will take on Southampton away.