Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Arsenal: Wasteful Seagulls held by Gunners

Neal Maupay had scored the profitable objective in each his final two begins in opposition to Arsenal however failed to search out the goal on Saturday

Brighton had been left to rue a number of missed alternatives as Arsenal claimed some extent at Amex Stadium.

Graham Potter’s facet had been extra comfy and assured in possession however failed to show their first-half dominance into targets, with Dan Burn heading the Seagulls’ greatest alternative over the crossbar from point-blank vary.

Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay had been additionally responsible of lacking the goal from promising positions, whereas Shane Duffy headed in opposition to the side-netting from Pascal Gross’s nook.

The Gunners’ greatest first-half alternative fell to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who nodded in opposition to the skin of the publish from Bukayo Saka’s looping cross.

Emile Smith Rowe shot straight at Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in a uncommon second-half assault, however an Arsenal winner would have been harsh on the hosts.

Albion rue missed alternatives

Arsenal went into this recreation on a excessive after final weekend’s morale-boosting victory over north London rivals Tottenham, however they had been second greatest for lengthy intervals as Brighton took the sport to their guests.

The Seagulls registered 21 makes an attempt at Aaron Ramsdale’s objective however solely two of these efforts pressured the 23-year-old goalkeeper into motion.

Burn can be bitterly disillusioned to not have damaged the impasse after connecting properly with Lewis Dunk’s supply from an unmarked place deep contained in the penalty space.

Trossard dragged a shot vast from the nook of the field early on within the match, earlier than Maupay – who had scored the winner in his earlier two begins in opposition to the Gunners – blazed over from shut vary.

Jakub Moder twice fired vast from the sting of the realm as Brighton made a full of life begin to the second interval, however there was no method via for Potter’s facet.

There have been positives for the Albion boss, although. Former Barcelona wing-back Marc Cucurella precipitated Arsenal all types of issues within the first half particularly, whereas Adam Lallana, Gross and Moder linked up properly in midfield.

Against this, Martin Odegaard – one among Arsenal’s standout performers in latest wins over Burnley and Spurs – was largely nameless.

Each groups had penalty appeals turned down within the closing levels. Smith Rowe was adjudged to have fallen too simply underneath Duffy’s problem, earlier than Gabriel evaded punishment for a tug-back on the Albion defender.

Brighton’s tally of eight clear sheets in Premier League residence matches this calendar yr is exceeded solely by Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea, who every have 9.

Arsenal, in the meantime, have scored simply 5 targets of their opening seven league video games, their fewest at this stage of a season since 1986-87.

Participant of the match

DuffyShane Duffy

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad quantity24Participant titleDuffy

  2. Squad quantity10Participant titleMac Allister

  3. Squad quantity33Participant titleBurn

  4. Squad quantity3Participant titleCucurella

  5. Squad quantity1Participant titleSánchez

  6. Squad quantity5Participant titleDunk

  7. Squad quantity14Participant titleLallana

  8. Squad quantity11Participant titleTrossard

  9. Squad quantity9Participant titleMaupay

  10. Squad quantity13Participant titleGroß

  11. Squad quantity34Participant titleVeltman

  12. Squad quantity20Participant titleMarch

  13. Squad quantity15Participant titleModer

Line-ups

Brighton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Sánchez
  • 24Duffy
  • 5Dunk
  • 33Burn
  • 34VeltmanBooked at 82mins
  • 13GroßSubstituted forMarchat 84′minutes
  • 14Lallana
  • 15ModerSubstituted forMac Allisterat 78′minutes
  • 3Cucurella
  • 11Trossard
  • 9MaupayBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 2Lamptey
  • 7Connolly
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 20March
  • 23Steele
  • 27Locadia
  • 28Roberts
  • 30Richards
  • 60Sarmiento

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Ramsdale
  • 18Tomiyasu
  • 4White
  • 6Gabriel
  • 3Tierney
  • 5ParteyBooked at 90mins
  • 23Sambi Lokonga
  • 7SakaSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 90′minutes
  • 8ØdegaardSubstituted forPépéat 63′minutes
  • 10Smith Rowe
  • 14AubameyangSubstituted forLacazetteat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Leno
  • 9Lacazette
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 16Holding
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 19Pépé
  • 20Varela Tavares
  • 25Elneny
  • 35Martinelli

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