So far, it has been hoppy or top in the league at Arsenal. After three defeats, three wins followed. In Brighton there was now the first goalless draw of the season.
After the botched start to the season, Arsenal FC last recovered and after three defeats were able to celebrate three wins – most recently a 3-1 against Tottenham. However, coach Mikel Arteta recently suffered a painful loss, as Xhaka sustained an inner ligament injury in his right knee against Tottenham and will be absent for months.
Against the surprise team Brighton & Hove Albion, Lokonga took the place of the Swiss. A lively game developed in the pouring rain in southern England. The Seagulls around ex-Ingolstadt-born Pascal Groß got into the game a little better and almost took the lead after a mistake by keeper Ramsdale. However, the goalkeeper was also strongly attacked by Duffy, but Dunk could not get the dropped ball into the goal when it fell (21st).
Aubameyang hits the post
Only two minutes later, the Gunners also had their first big chance. Aubameyang headed the post from a very acute angle (23rd). As a result, there were also closings on both sides, but too many flew meters away from or over the respective gates.
Much about, little on the gates
The picture was the same in half two: Both teams tried hard and played forward, but the killer instinct was missing. In the final phase, both keepers had to intervene again. First Sanchez stayed against Smith Rowe for a long time (76th), then Ramsdale wiped a treacherous Cucurella cross (81st) and then a header from substitute March (86th) from his six-yard box.