Arsenal succumbed to their second defeat in as many games since the restart as Brighton defeated them 2-1 at the AMEX Stadium.

Nicolas Pepe gave the away side a lead to hold on, but Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay scored in the last 15 minutes to win the game for the Seagulls.

The first half of the game saw Arsenal creating good chances, but there was no end product. Bukayo Saka was unlucky to hit the bar with his effort, while Alexandre Lacazette’s finish was weak.

Five minutes before halftime, Maupay leant into a jumping Bernd Leno. The German fell awkwardly and twisted his knee. He had to be stretchered off. This made the game feisty with players exchanging words.

Midway through the second half, Pepe took on Dan Burn on the edge of the box before flying in a curling effort into the back of the net.

However, the Gunners couldn’t hold on to that lead, Dunk scored from the second phase of the corner. Then, with almost the last kick of the game, Maupay played a lovely one-two with Aaron Connolly before smashing his shot into the net.

All in all, a disappointing defeat for Arsenal, who despite all their problems had the lead to hold on to but they couldn’t. What’s more, they went onto lose the game!

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