Brighton vs Arsenal: Neal Maupay's late goal gives hosts 2-1 win over Gunners

Brighton vs Arsenal: Neal Maupay's late goal gives hosts 2-1 win over Gunners

- Brighton vs Arsenal's Premier League tie ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts

- Arsenal scored first through Nicolas Pepe before conceding two late goals

- This is the Gunners' second defeat in a week after losing against Man City

Arsenal on Saturday, June 20, suffered another embarrassing defeat in the Premier League when Neal Maupay's goal at the death gave Brighton 2-1 win over the Gunners.

Going into the encounter after suffering defeat against Manchester City, Arsenal fans thought that their players would impress against Brighton, but they disappointed again.

Pascal Gross had the first chance to score for the hosts in the 5th minute of play, but Arsenal goalie Leno saved his shot.

Ten minutes later, it was the turn of Arsenal to score when Bellerin sent a long pass to Bukayo Saka who failed to beat goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

The first half ended goalless with both sides finding it difficult to find the back of the net.

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Arsenal finally got the breakthrough in the 68th minute through Nicolas Pepe who scored after getting an assist from Bukayo Saka.

Gunners fans were happy after they scored thinking and hoping for a win before Lewis Dunk restored parity for Brighton in the 75th minute after getting a loose ball.

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Brighton vs Arsenal: Neal Maupay's late goal gives hosts 2-1 win over Gunners
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Brighton sealed the victory at the death through Neal Maupay who fired in a shot that gave the hosts the 2-1 win.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Mikel Arteta warned Mesut Ozil to improve in his game if he hopes to don the Arsenal jersey again following shock 3-0 loss to Manchester City.

The Arsenal boss is not happy with the German play-maker who was not even listed among substitutes for the match at the Etihad.

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It was gathered that Ozil was surprised to be left out of the squad for Wednesday’s cracker as the boss claimed he had not done enough in training to earn a shirt.

Ozil took to social media on Thursday, June 18, to make his feelings known after being left out of the matchday squad against Manchester City a day earlier.

Fans were left to speculate why Ozil, who is the club’s highest earner on a £350,000 per week deal, would be left out of such a crucial game on the return of Premier League football.

However, Ozil was in assuring mood on Thursday as he went on Instagram to pledge his loyalty to Arsenal, amid speculation over his future. While sharing a photo holding the Arsenal badge, Ozil wrote, “No matter what.”

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