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S. Mustafi
Yellow Card
M. Guendouzi
Yellow Card
S. Lichtsteiner
Yellow Card
G. Murray
Penalty Goal
1 - 1
P. Aubameyang
Penalty Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

70% 29%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 5
Total Passes 564 235
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Arsenal will now have to focus fully on the Europa League in order to secure Champions League football ahead of next season and will look to the second leg of their semi-final in Valencia next. Brighton end the season at home against Manchester City, and Liverpool fans will hope the Seagulls spoil the reigning champions' party.
There goes the final whistle! Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish this season are all-but ended as the draw today leaves them three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham but with inferior goal-difference. Brighton celebrate their Premier League survival with a battling point at the Emirates. It finishes 1-1!
B. Kayal
P. Groß
90' + 2' Gross is replaced in midfield by Kayal as Hughton looks to take the sting out of the game.
90' + 2' Lacazette curls a dangerous ball into the middle but Dunk does excellently to get across and hammer it out for a throw!
90' + 1' Andone breaks and there's only Guendouzi in the Arsenal half. The striker simply has to find Gross in the middle and he's clean through on goal, but he can only pass into the Gunners midfielder!
89' SAVE! Duffy hooks away from Aubameyang but it's worked into Lacazette, who holds his man off in the box and strikes a low effort at goal, but Ryan is there to beat it away!
87' CHANCE! Kolasinac curls a wonderful cross into the middle that just evades the head of Aubameyang. Iwobi crosses into what appears to be the hand of March, and it comes out to Torreira who blazes over from miles out. Awful decision.
85' MISS! How have Brighton not scored?! Leno claws away a March header from the left but it falls right to the feet of Gross, who lashes off-target from a tight angle!
S. Mustafi
Yellow Card
84' In the aftermath of Bissouma's miss, Mustafi gets a yellow card for dissent.
84' OVER! Bissouma gets on the ball after it was won high up the field, but leans back and blazes over the bar!
M. Guendouzi
Yellow Card
83' Guendouzi gets his body in between man and ball and goes down, feeling he was fouled. However, because he grabbed the ball, the referee shows him the yellow card.
82' Iwobi drives a low cross into the box that Aubameyang just can't quite connect with! He delivered that with real pace.
81' Iwobi is playing as a right wing-back, with Arsenal switching to a three-man defensive system.
80' CLOSE! Bernardo sets himself on the left after being found by Bissouma and strikes one towards the top corner, but it's narrowly wide!
F. Andone
G. Murray
78' For Brighton, Murray leaves the field to an ovation from the away fans, with Andone replacing him up front.
A. Iwobi
G. Xhaka
77' Xhaka also departs for Iwobi as Emery rolls the dice on a new system.
M. Guendouzi
H. Mkhitaryan
77' Mkhitaryan makes way for Guendouzi in the second change.
S. Kolašinac
S. Lichtsteiner
77' Kolasinac comes on for Lichtsteiner as part of a triple-change by Emery.
75' SAVE! Lacazette flicks the ball expertly over his head and tries to volley in from close range, but Ryan is in the way! Arsenal are mounting the pressure on Brighton now.
74' MISS! Mkhitaryan's deflected cross comes out to Aubameyang in space inside the box. He jumps to strike the bouncing ball across goal, but it flies past the post! His team-mates can't believe it!
73' Arsenal up the tempo and win a couple of corners. Eventually, Lacazette dances his way into the box and turns well, but is crowded out.
71' SAVE! Aubameyang hits a snap-shot from distance, but it's too central and the striker can't generate the power he needs on it. Ryan collects comfortably.
70' Lacazette gets down the right and crosses towards Aubameyang at the back post, but it's a little too high and he can't meet it.
69' Only Cardiff and Huddersfield (10 each) have failed to score in more away Premier League games this season than Brighton (8), with the Seagulls also failing to score in each of their last three on the road. However, they've found a way through at the Emirates against a poor Arsenal defence.
68' OVER! The first corner comes to nothing but they win another and it's played to Aubameyang on the back post who tries a spectacular volley, but can only send it over!
66' BLOCK! Xhaka advances into the box and plays it square to Lacazette. He has a pop but it's blocked and it comes out to Monreal, who wins a corner.
S. Lichtsteiner
Yellow Card
64' Lichtsteiner is the latest player to go into the book for a late challenge on Bernardo, catching the back of his foot. Discipline is starting to go out of the window here.
L. Dunk
Yellow Card
63' Dunk hangs on to Lacazette for what seems like an age and is rightly booked.
62' That penalty is Murray's 200th career league goal - he'd been waiting on that one for a while.
G. Murray
Penalty Goal
61' GOAL!! Brighton are level! Murray sticks the ball into the bottom-right corner of the net and it's 1-1!
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
60' A guilty-looking Xhaka picks up a yellow card for his clumsy challenge.
59' PENALTY! 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!
57' Aubameyang tries to flick it around the corner for the run of Lacazette in behind, but Dunk reads it well to slide in and intercept.
55' BLOCK! Another foul is won, this time on the right side of the area from a similar distance, and Xhaka tries his luck again. However, it's another disappointing effort that's straight into the wall.
54' BLOCK! It's Xhaka who strikes it but it's straight into the wall. The ball is hooked back to the middle but it's headed clear.
53' Stephens fouls Torreira in a central position in the Brighton half. Lacazette and Xhaka are eyeing this one up.
51' SAVE! March is played into space on the right side of the box and he looks for the far corner, but he ends up putting his low shot too close to Leno, who gathers at the second attempt.
50' Brighton win a succession of corners and Leno is forced to punch clear from under the bar before Mkhitaryan hooks away.
48' Torreira gets on the ball on the edge of the area but takes a few too many touches as he gets into the box and loses the ball. He probably should have attempted a shot.
A. Knockaert
A. Jahanbakhsh
46' Knockaert comes on at half-time to replace Jahanbakhsh on the right.
46' We're back underway for the second half!
The Gunners look vulnerable defensively despite their swagger going forward, and Brighton should certainly look to get at them in the second half. As it stands, however, Arsenal are moving to within a point of the top four.
There goes the half-time whistle! Arsenal lead through an expertly-dispatched Aubameyang penalty that was contentiously won by Monreal, and the Gunners have had a few good chances, hitting the post through Mkhitaryan and seeing Lacazette's goalbound effort headed over the bar. Murray saw a header held by Leno after some shaky Arsenal defending, but Ryan has certainly been the busier goalkeeper. It's 0-0 at the break!
P. Groß
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Gross catches the back of Aubameyang's heels and picks up a yellow card.
45' + 2' CHANCE! Dunk wasn't aware of Mkhitaryan's presence and was nearly caught out playing the ball back to his goalkeeper, but he just about gets away with it!
45' + 1' WIDE! Lacazette gets his head on the resulting corner, but he can only direct it wide of the target.
45' CHANCES! Mkhitaryan thumps a powerful effort at Ryan that the goalkeeper can only parry aside. The Armenian gets back on the ball and cuts back to Lacazette, who digs a shot out towards the top corner, but Dunk heads it over!
44' Bissouma slides the ball through nicely for Bruno on the right, but he's just gone too early and is caught offside!
42' Lacazette comes deep to receive the ball and Bernardo gets around him and wins the ball fairly. He catches Lacazette in the process, however, and the Arsenal striker stays down for a moment. Worrying for Arsenal, but he looks like he should be okay.
40' BLOCK! Torreira latches onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and rifles a strike at goal, but it's deflected wide by Bernardo!
39' SAVE! Ozil picks Aubameyang out from the left and the striker guides a shot goalwards under pressure, but Ryan dives well to palm it aside on the stretch!
38' Lacazette just about gets onto a long ball forward and tries to work a chance. It's blocked out but Arsenal come again and Xhaka attempts a clever reverse pass, but the striker doesn't read it and it goes out for a goal-kick.
36' SAVE! Xhaka puts the ball into the near post from the right and Mustafi throws himself at it, but Ryan dives to the bottom corner and keeps it out!
35' Arsenal's back four looks very vulnerable, with Brighton getting joy out of each individual in the Gunners' back line. Lichtsteiner is struggling, Mustafi has had erratic moments, Sokratis is on a yellow and Monreal's age looks like it's starting to catch up with him.
33' Lacazette nearly pounces on a loose ball in the Brighton box but Ryan just about manages to come out and collect ahead of the Frenchman.
32' A Brighton corner comes in from the left and Leno feels he's impeded by Jahanbakhsh. It loops over him and all the way across to the far post, but lands just wide!
30' WIDE! March jinks infield past Lichtsteiner but doesn't seem confident taking the shot on with his weaker right foot. He comes back outside and lashes one at goal with his left, but it ruffles the side-netting.
28' Arsenal try to work a short corner and it doesn't come off. Monreal's eventual attempted switch ends up going out for a throw-in on the right and it's a wasted opportunity for the Gunners.
26' SAVE! Arsenal just can't get it away and it's messy defending inside the box. It's crossed into Murray and Leno manages to hold the striker's header just on the line!
25' BLOCK! Lacazette tries to flick it through for Aubameyang but it leads to a dangerous Brighton break. Leno ends up passing straight to a Brighton player and Murray has a shot that's blocked away from goal but stays in play!
23' A few fouls disrupt the momentum of the game as Arsenal's flow is broken up.
21' Sokratis' earlier yellow was his 12th in the Premier League, making him the most-booked player in a single season in Arsenal's history.
19' BLOCK! Gross takes it and it's straight into the jumping wall. A few Brighton shouts go up for handball, but it came off the shoulder of Sokratis.
18' Bissouma is back on the pitch and his first contribution is to jink past several challenges before drawing a foul from Mkhitaryan on the edge of the box. The free-kick is in a very enticing position.
16' Bissouma is fouled by Mkhitaryan and stays down. The physios are on the pitch to treat him and, eventually, he hobbles to the sidelines.
S. Papastathopoulos
Yellow Card
14' Sokratis pops up on the left wing and tries to cut inside his man, but he goes down under minimal contact and receives a yellow card for simulation.
13' Arsenal have Brighton penned into their own half and are stroking it around nicely.
11' Aubameyang 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.
P. Aubameyang
Penalty Goal
9' GOAL!! Aubameyang makes it 1-0 to Arsenal! It's a terrific penalty, fired into the bottom-left corner with Ryan diving the wrong way.
8' PENALTY! 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. The referee pauses for a moment and then points to the spot!
6' Bernardo advances down the left and feeds March, who turns and fires a cross into the area, but there's nobody on the end of it.
4' Arsenal loft the ball into the box from a couple of set-pieces, but Brighton just about get the ball away both times.
2' POST! Arsenal work a dangerous attack inside the box with Lacazette and he feeds Mkhitaryan outside the area. The Armenian takes a touch and rifles a low effort that comes back out off the inside of the post! Ozil latches onto the rebound but the flag goes up for offside.
1' Brighton get the game underway at the Emirates!
If Arsenal win both of their final two Premier League games, they'd likely need either a Chelsea loss away against Leicester City on the final day or for Tottenham to fail to beat Everton at home in order to secure a top-four finish. If both results went their way, the Gunners could even finish third.
Furthermore, Brighton - whose Premier League survival was confirmed by Cardiff City's 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace - have lost all 11 of their Premier League away games against 'big-six' opposition by an aggregate score of 2-23.
Arsenal need to win their last two games to give themselves a chance of a top-four finish this season. However, their Emirates record should give them confidence coming into this one. The Gunners have lost none of their seven previous home meetings with Brighton in all competitions (W6 D1), conceding just one goal in those games. Additionally, no south coast side have ever won a Premier League away game against Arsenal (P32 W0 D7 L25).
Meanwhile, Chris Hughton makes three changes to the Brighton side that drew 1-1 with Newcastle United in their previous match. Kayal and Andone drop to the bench, while Jose Izquierdo is out with injury alongside Davy Propper. Jahanbaksh, Bissouma and March come into the starting line-up.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery makes five changes to the side that beat Valencia 3-1 in the Europa League last time out. Leno, Monreal, Torreira and Mkhitaryan come in, while Lichtsteiner makes a rare start in place of the suspended Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Koscielny, Guendouzi, Kolasinac and Cech all drop to the bench. Danny Welbeck, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are long-term absentees.
Brighton substitutes: Gaetan Bong, Anthony Knockaert, Florin Andone, Dan Burn, David Button, Beram Kayal, Jurgen Locadia
Brighton XI (4-4-1-1): Mat Ryan; Bruno, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Bernardo; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Dale Stephens, Yves Bissouma, Solly March; Pascal Gross; Glenn Murray
Arsenal substitutes: Matteo Guendouzi, Laurent Koscielny, Petr Cech, Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Elneny, Sead Kolasinac, Eddie Nketiah
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nacho Monreal; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette
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