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Arsenal 0-3 Brighton: Player Ratings As Gunners Defeat Put Man City On Verge of Winning The Premier League Title

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Arsenal 0-3 Brighton: Player Ratings As Gunners Defeat Put Man City On Verge of Winning The Premier League Title

Manchester City‘s quest for the Premier League title received a significant boost as Brighton secured a commanding 3-0 victory against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Goals from Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav, and Pervis Estupinan ensured a well-deserved win for Brighton, all but confirming Manchester City’s imminent title triumph.

In this article, we analyze the key moments of the match and provide player ratings for both Arsenal and Brighton.

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Brighton’s Dominance

Brighton showcased their attacking prowess early in the game, with Julio Enciso posing a constant threat to Arsenal’s defense.

His skillful play resulted in a remarkable save by Arsenal’s goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. As the match progressed, Arsenal gained control and created several scoring opportunities, with Gabriel Jesus coming close to finding the net.

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However, it was Brighton who took the lead in the second half through Enciso’s clinical finish. Arsenal fought back, but their missed chances were capitalized upon by a determined Brighton side. Deniz Undav’s composed goal and Pervis Estupinan’s late tap-in sealed Brighton’s dominant victory.

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Arsenal’s Struggles

The Gunners’ performance fell short of expectations, with several players failing to make a significant impact. Ramsdale, despite making a few impressive saves, was let down by poor distribution that led to Brighton’s second goal.

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Ben White struggled to cope with Brighton’s long balls, while Jakub Kiwior appeared less assured than in previous games. Gabriel showed resilience against Brighton’s imposing defense, but the overall team effort fell short.

Mikel Arteta’s Tactical Decisions

Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, faced challenges in outmaneuvering Brighton tactically. His substitutions, including Leandro Trossard, failed to reverse the team’s fortunes.

Although Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka showed glimpses of quality, they struggled to impose their presence in midfield. Arteta’s frustration was evident as he received a booking for his dissent towards the officials.

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Brighton’s Standout Performances:

Brighton’s solid team display was highlighted by several standout performances. Jason Steele’s composed presence in goal contributed to the team’s confidence.

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Moises Caicedo demonstrated his versatility by excelling at right-back, while Levi Colwill displayed impressive ball-playing abilities.

Pervis Estupinan showcased his quality as a left-back, scoring his first-ever Premier League goal. Julio Enciso was lively throughout the match and deservedly claimed the man of the match award for his energetic display and well-taken goal.

Roberto De Zerbi’s Impact:

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Brighton’s manager, Roberto De Zerbi, deserves credit for his team’s exceptional performance.

De Zerbi’s confidence in his players’ ability to execute their game plan was evident, and Brighton’s dominant display reflected his belief in their abilities.

The Italian manager’s guidance and trust in his squad have been key factors in Brighton’s recent success.

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Arsenal player ratings

GK – Aaron Ramsdale – 4/10 – Could do nothing about the first goal, but his poor distribution led to the second.

RB – Ben White – 3/10 – Struggled at times with long balls over the top.

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CB – Jakub Kiwior – 4/10 – Looked slightly shakier than he has in recent games.

CB – Gabriel – 6/10 – A battling performance against the towering presence of Evan Ferguson.

LB – Kieran Tierney – 5/10 – He’s a good player, but Arsenal a much better team with Zinchenko in the line-up.

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CM – Martin Odegaard – 6/10 – Showed glimpses of quality, but didn’t make enought of an eipact on the gamer

CM – Jorginho – 4/10 -Struggled to really get a foothold in the middle of the park.

CM – Granit Xhaka – 5/10 – A decent first half showing but a lot quieter in the second half.

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RW – Bukayo Saka – 6/10 – Worked hard but didn’t proved the needed end product.

ST – Gabriel Jesus – 4/10 – Had one half-decent chance to score in the first half. Simply didn’t do enough after that.

LW – Gabriel Martinelli – N/A – Came off injured early on.

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Substitutes

Leandro Trossard – 4/10 – Hit the crossbar in the first half. At fault for a goal in the second.

Thomas Partey – N/A.

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Reiss Nelson – N/A.

Emile Smith Rowe – N/A.

Manager – Mikel Arteta – 5/10 – Out-thought tactically by De Zerbi today and looked flustered in the second half, being booked for an outburst at the officials.

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Brighton player ratings

GK – Jason Steele – 6/10 – So, so composed with the ball at his feet.

RB – Moises Caicedo – 8/10 – You can see why every top club wants to sign him this summer. He can even play right-back better than most.

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CB – Levi Colwill – 6/10 – The youngster impressed once again with his quality on the ball.

CB – Lewis Dunk – 6/10 – Dealt with Gabriel Jesus well.

LB – Pervis Estupinan – 8/10 – Is he the best left-back in the Premier League right now? He’s certainly in the conversation at the very least. Scored his first ever Premier League goal.

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DM – Pascal Gross – 6/10 – Tidy in possession throughout the game and helped Brighton take control at times.

DM – Billy Gilmour – 5/10 – Worked hard but was subbed off in the 60th minute.

RM – Julio Enciso – 8/10 – So lively throughout and bagged a deserved goal.

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AM – Alexis Mac Allister – 6/10 – Very busy in the middle of the park and showed some real quality on the ball at times too.

LM – Kaoru Mitoma – 7/10 – Most of his best work was actually done on the defensive side of the ball.

ST – Evan Ferguson – 6/10 – Enjoyed a fiercely physical battle with Gabriel.

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Substitutes

Danny Welbeck – 6/10.

Facundo Buonanotte – N/A.

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Deniz Undav – 7/10 – Scored a lovely goal.

Manager – Roberto De Zerbi – 8/10 – Another brilliant showing from his Brighton team. The Italian backed his side to play their game, and they did just that.

Man of the match: Julio Enciso

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