Arsenal 1-1 Brighton: Gunners all but out of top 4 but Chelsea secure UCL spot

Arsenal 1-1 Brighton: Gunners all but out of top 4 but Chelsea secure UCL spot

Chelsea will play in the Champions League again next season after Brighton held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

2018/2019 Premier League

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Match Report

Arsenal were held 1-1 at home by Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League, the result severely denting their top-four hopes and confirming Chelsea’s Champions League return.

The Blues moved up to third place in the table with a home win against Watford and their fellow Europa League semi-finalists were unable to respond at Emirates Stadium later on Sunday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Unai Emery’s men an early lead from the penalty spot, but Brighton – whose survival was rubbed-stamped by Cardiff City’s relegation on Saturday – battled back to claim a deserved draw.

Match Events

9′ Penalty Goal! Arsenal 1-0 Brighton (Aubameyang)

Jahanbakhsh is the wrong side of Monreal as they both went for Aubameyang’s pass into the box and the winger catches the Arsenal left-back, who goes down.

It’s a terrific penalty from Aubameyang, fired into the bottom-left corner with Ryan diving the wrong way.

He has now scored 20 Premier League goals for Arsenal this season – he becomes the sixth different player to net 20 times in a single campaign for the Gunners.

61′ Penalty Goal! Arsenal 1-1 Brighton (Murray)

Arsenal swarm forward in numbers but Mkhitaryan plays a poor pass and Brighton break quickly through March.

He beats Xhaka for pace and the midfielder leaves a trailing arm out to send the winger to the floor and concede a penalty!

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Murray sticks the ball into the bottom-right corner of the net and it’s 1-1! It is Murray’s 200th career league goal – he’d been waiting on that one for a while.

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