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Arsenal 0-3 Brighton: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 15 May 2023

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Arsenal’s title hopes were all but dashed on Sunday afternoon as they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Gunners knew that they had to show up in a big way at the Emirates – but they came up short. In what can only be described as a massive head loss, they were beaten and bruised by the Seagulls in a masterful away performance.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at a few of our biggest takeaways from North London.

Arsenal lose their nerve

With the game locked at 0-0, Arsenal had a handful of great opportunities as they went in pursuit of a victory to keep their season alive. Unfortunately for them, Trossard, Saka and Odegaard were unable to convert their respective chances. From there, it really did feel like they were running out of gas – and as the game progressed, their desperation was clear, and they were just never able to recover.

Brighton’s composure

After weathering an early storm, Brighton got to work in a way that only they can. De Zerbi has got them playing some incredible football right now and in turn, his players have repaid him with execution when it matters the most. This is still a club that is eyeing up European football in their own right and even though the top four is probably a step too far, they’re going to be a real problem in the next few games – and probably years.

A solid effort – but not good enough

Arsenal truly did push all the way in this season’s Premier League title race, but it’s safe to say it’s all but over. Manchester City only really need one more win to get over the finish line, and it’s a shame that Mikel Arteta’s men have collapsed so dramatically. Still, they should take a lot of heart from what they’ve been able to do, and hopefully, they can build on it in the summer as they prepare for the return of Champions League football.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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