- Brighton and Hove Albion share spoils with Arsenal in a crunch premier League clash
- Aubameyang got the Gunners in front just after seven minutes into the game
- Locadia's timely equaliser ensured the hosts salvaged a point for themselves after normal regulation time
Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton and Hove Albion in their Boxing Day clash at Falmer Stadium.
It took Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just seven minutes to open scoring for the Gunners away from home.
But a 35th minute equaliser from Jurgen Locadia ensured parity was restored for the home team before the first half was wrapped up.
Chris Hughton's men did well to resist all advances from the north Londoners as they kept their cool defending all attacks from Unai Emery's men.
The Emirates Stadium outfit at the end of the game picked a valuable point on the road as they maintain top four on the Premier League table.
They are one point ahead of Chelsea with 38 points after 19 round of matches and they will hope to maintain that position to qualify for Champions League next term.
Emery's men face a tough encounter this weekend as they travel to Anfield to battle high flying Liverpool.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-1 in their Premier League clash.
It took the Gunners 14 minutes for them to net their first goal when Sead Kolasinac provided a superb assist for Aubameyang to score.
Burnley almost restored parity five minutes later when Jack Cork was set up by Ben Mee, but he was unable to beat Arsenal goalie Bernd Leno.
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