Arsenal 1-2 Brighton: Player ratings

Arsenal’s hopes of securing Champions League football next season were dealt a serious blow when goals from Leandro Trossard and Enock Mwepu propelled Brighton to a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.

With two very attacking line-ups on the pitch, it was a surprisingly placid opening to the game, with only one outburst from Gabriel Martinelli bringing the Emirates crowd to their feet.

Indeed, it was the away team who were in control in the first quarter of an hour, with Yves Bissouma letting a rogue effort fly from 30 metres.

Arsenal took until the 23rd minute to create their first chance of the afternoon. Gabriel entered the far post after a Bukayo Saka corner, but could only direct his header into the side of the net.

Brighton were then rewarded for their early effort when they stunned the Arsenal crowd with a deft move just before the half-hour mark. Enock Mwepu was sent down the right and when he cut the ball for Leandro Trossard, the Belgian placed his effort in the top corner.

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