A desolate Brighton was held to a irritating 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Saturday night time.
At a moist Amex Stadium, the hosts dominated a sloppy Arsenal aspect. With Leandro Trossard dropping centrally to exceed Arsenal’s double pivot, Brighton made their means by way of the presumably formed guests in the course of the first half.
As has typically been the case this season, Brighton’s greatest possibilities got here from strong balls. After 20 minutes, a mistake by the house aspect’s left protection allowed Aaron Ramsdale to get by way of. He outclassed the house aspect’s keeper, including one other aim for the guests. Somehow, 6’7 Dan Burn went unnoticed in Arsenal’s penalty space, from one other nook, with each attainable place to steer a head over the crossbar from shut vary.
In the midst of Brighton’s waves of wind, rain and stress, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brushed the skin of the publish with a probability, sandwiched between these efforts, carved by Bukayo Saka.
Brighton’s proactive stance stifled Arsenal’s passing play and triggered openings for themselves. However, as a return to his wasteful kind final season, Brighton didn’t goal for considered one of his many possibilities on aim till the eightieth minute.
Arsenal confirmed enhancements because the competitors got here to an finish however struggled to create the possibility that Brighton at the very least wasted.
Dan Burn (proper) was extra profitable in duels when the ball was within the air / GLYN KIRK / Getty Images
Robert Sanchez (GK) – 6/10 – Performed the little he needed to do with out a lot trouble.
Shane Duffy (CB) – 7/10 – Antenna superior in each containers.
Lewis Dunk (CB) – 6/10 – Missed a gilded probability to open the scoring in the primary half however was hardly frightened in his personal field.
Dan Burn (CB) – 4/10 – Feels the urge to be touch-tight towards Saka at each alternative however repeatedly uncovered when sucked right into a dash.
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– 90min (@ 90min_Football) October 2, 2021
Joel Veltman (RWB) – 7/10 – Dovetail excessive on his flank as Brighton repeatedly overloaded Arsenal alongside the wings.
Pascal Gross (CM) – 7/10 – Gross drove to the precise in open play, and was the creator of Brighton’s vary of nasty units.
Adam Lallana (CM) – 7/10 – Breaks into the field whereas knitting the piece in midfield.
Jakub Moder (CM) – 5/10 – Floating out and in of the entrance line, the Polish worldwide did probably not pose the identical risk as his teammates.
Marc Cucurella (LWB) – 8/10 – Brighton’s flourishing left with its wild rain-soaked mane that hardly slowed him down, Brighton’s summer time arrival was a continuing risk within the closing third.
Neal Maupay (proper) hooked on an acrobatic effort in the primary half / Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Leandro Trossard (ST) – 7/10 – Involved within the supply of the big quantity of Brighton’s threats as he drifted throughout the pitch.
Neal Maupay (ST) – 5/10 – Against considered one of his favourite enemies (aim scorer for 2 earlier winners at Arsenal’s expense), Maupay repeatedly tried so as to add one other in a spectacular, however finally cussed means.
78 ‘: First change for Albion when Alexis Mac Allister replaces Jakub Mother. ????
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– Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 2, 2021
Alexis Mac Allister (FW) – N / A
Solly March (RW) – N / A
Aaron Ramsdale will get away with one! ?
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– Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 2, 2021
Aaron Ramsdale (GK) – 5/10 – Redeemed his shaky glide with a decisive paw away on the dive earlier than Maupay late.
Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB) – 2/10 – Led a pleased dance of Brighton’s effervescent Cucurella in simply his least impressed outing for Arsenal up to now.
Ben White (CB) – 4/10 – Up towards his earlier web page, White confirmed squirts of skittish in a shaky show.
Gabriel Magalhaes (CB) – 5/10 – Never anybody who escapes a flight problem however is usually outnumbered by Brighton’s vertically gifted stables of attackers.
Kieran Tierney (LB) – 4/10 – Penced again far more typically than his regular attacking instincts place him on the sector.
Martin Odegaard (proper) tangles with Cucurella in the course of the rain / Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Thomas Partey (CM) – 5/10 – Too typically responsible of impatiently ending up with uncommon spells in Arsenal possession with vastly formidable makes an attempt from distance when he has the passing space to punish opponents.
Albert Sambi Lokonga (CM) – 4/10 – When he got here in for the injured Granit Xhaka, Sambi typically noticed run over by blur of blue inevitably swarming round him.
Martin Odegaard (AM) – 3/10 – Struggled to exert some semblance of affect on proceedings throughout a night the place his contact surprisingly deserted him.
One of the few Arsenal gamers who really precipitated even a flicker of risk in a tragic first half / Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Bukayo Saka (RW) – 7/10 – As at all times, Arsenal’s everlasting brilliant spot even within the depressing climate however limped worryingly late within the match.
Pierre -Emerick Aubameyang (ST) – 5/10 – The Arsenal captain gave him so few alternatives to make any risk when Arsenal hardly ever had possession, he did properly to at the very least hit the publish.
Emile Smith Rowe (LW) – 6/10 – Spun across the fringe of the competitors from the left wing, however regarded far more threatening (comparatively) when it was moved to the center in the course of the final half hour.
We make our first change …
↩️ Martin Odegaard? Nicolas Pepe
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– Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 2, 2021
Nicolas Pepe (LW) – 5/10
Alexandre Lacazette (ST) – 6/10 – Played a fragile and essential function when Smith Rowe was performed for considered one of Arsenal’s clearest possibilities of the night time.
Ainsley Maitland -Nile (RW) – N / A