Arsenal vs Brighton: Neal Maupay scores winner as Seagulls stun Gunners 2-1

Arsenal vs Brighton: Neal Maupay scores winner as Seagulls stun Gunners 2-1

- Arsenal vs Brighton's Premier League clash ended in defeat for the Gunners

- The Seagulls defeated their hosts 2-1 to further dent their hopes of top four finish

- A goal each from Adam Webster and Neal Maupay ensured the visitors claim maximum points

Arsenal's poor run of form in the Premier League continues as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to visiting Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners came into this game on the back of their 2-2 draw against Norwich City last weekend, but they could not even manage to muster a draw in this encounter.

This means that the north Londoners are winless in their first two matches after the sack of former boss Unai Emery.

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It took Adam Webster just 36 minutes to put the away team in front through a superb solo effort which saw them win the first half.

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Meanwhile, Alexander Lacazette leveled parity for his side five minutes into the second half after clinically connecting with Mesut Ozil's corner to hand his side a lifeline in the game.

The Gunners thought they had taken the lead 13 minutes later through David Luiz, but the Brazilian's effort was ruled out for an offside.

With just 10 minutes left to stoppage time, Neal Maupay restored the Seagulls' lead, with the Frenchman getting on the end of Mooy's cross to make it 2-1.

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Graham Potter's men eventually managed to hold to claim maximum points away from home ahead of their weekend clash against Wolves at the Falmer Stadium.

Arsenal on the other hand travel to the London Stadium to battle West Ham United in a thrilling encounter. earlier reported that Patrick Vieira has become Arsenal's number one target as a possible replacement for axed Unai Emery, reports claim.

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