Arsenal have been lucky to come back away with a degree after a superior however missing Brighton held them to a 0-0 draw on the Amex Stadium.
Brighton have been the higher aspect regardless of the Gunners going into the match with a way of revival. This end result reminded them there’s loads of progress but to make. A number of of their gamers upset as they have been held to a goalless stalemate.
In opposition to a extra medical group, it may have been a distinct story; Brighton continued a sample of enjoying effectively however struggling to attain.
Right here we charge and slate the gamers for his or her performances.
Robert Sanchez: Had little to take care of as Arsenal struggled to create however thwarted them once they did take intention. 6
Shane Duffy: First rate on the ball as Brighton constructed from the again. Examined a bit extra as play turned stretched late on. 6
Lewis Dunk: Celebrating his 350th look for the membership, despatched in a superb cross – for a centre-back or a participant of another place – that Burn couldn’t benefit from. Comfy in the midst of the again three. 7
Dan Burn: Overwhelmed too simply by Saka when Arsenal exploited a chance halfway by means of the primary half. Headed a very good likelihood over from contained in the field on the different finish after Dunk’s cross. Comfy total although and loved a greater second half, blockading a run from Aubameyang, for instance. 6
Joel Veltman: Didn’t have an excessive amount of to take care of from the Arsenal assault. Picked up a yellow card for a foul on Lacazette late on. 6
Pascal Gross: Pretty tidy on the ball and put in an honest shift. 6
Adam Lallana: Exploited pockets of house when his teammates have been in possession and tidied up once they weren’t. 7
Jakub Moder: Had Brighton’s first try of the second half with a curled effort that missed the goal. Had been a busy presence as much as that time and had one other off-target effort earlier than the hour mark. 7
Marc Cucurella: Deployed as a wing-back, took his alternatives to get ahead. Had diversified success along with his creation, together with one sq. ball throughout the face of objective that would have triggered issues. Made himself a nuisance towards Tomiyasu, whom he gave the runaround. Received some challenges in his personal defensive third too and almost caught Arsenal out with a swinging effort within the last 10 minutes. Man of the match. 8
Leandro Trossard: Dragged a shot huge after quarter-hour following a pleasant chop in from the suitable. Contact was typically a bit unfastened however nonetheless managed to trigger points for the Gunners. 7
Neal Maupay: Created some hazard with an inswinging cross that Arsenal struggled to take care of across the 20-minute mark. His personal taking pictures was disappointing, comparable to a missed likelihood from shut vary within the first half and an tried overhead kick within the second, however his creation for others was respectable. One other instance was a dinked cross for Lallana that led to a goalmouth likelihood. Might have been a distinct story had he been extra medical although total. 5
Alexis Mac Allister (on for Moder, 78): Supplied a late injection of power for Graham Potter’s aspect. 6
Solly March (on for Gross, 84): N/A
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Aaron Ramsdale: In moist situations, fumbled a cross 20 minutes in that Brighton couldn’t capitalise from. Comparatively untested in any other case however typically alert when he needed to be, particularly when the hosts upped the stress late on. Made a superb save to forestall Maupay getting a faucet in, for example. 7
Takehiro Tomiyasu: Swept issues up early from the right-hand aspect of defence, however was caught in possession dangerously round half an hour in, virtually conceding an enormous likelihood. Brighton’s confidence down that aspect elevated as he started to lose the battle with Cucurella and co. As well as, even his throw-in method raised eyebrows. 4
Ben White: Again at his former stomping floor, almost conceded an opportunity when misplacing a cross round 10 minutes in. Regained his composure to win headers and make blocks, doing sufficient to place a few of his outdated teammates off. 6
Gabriel Magalhaes: Not fairly as much as the tempo within the first half, was a bit extra alert within the second however had a day to neglect total. 5
Kieran Tierney: Stood off Trossard an excessive amount of when permitting the Brighton man to chop in and shoot within the first half. Wasn’t as helpful in particular person battles as regular. 5
Thomas Partey: Bizarrely blazed a long-distance free kick over the bar with 10 minutes to go of the primary half after a questionable resolution to shoot. Additional efforts from vary in open play additionally missed the goal all through the sport. Usually bypassed out of possession too. Break up the strains with a very good cross for Aubameyang within the first phases of the second half, however his teammate was offside. 4
Albert Sambi Lokonga: Introduced in for the injured Granit Xhaka in Arsenal’s solely change from their north London derby. Made an honest interception however failed to select the suitable cross with one involvement within the first half. Was overwhelmed too simply although on a couple of events after the break. Later took on an over-ambitious shot from distance. 5
Bukayo Saka: Created the primary likelihood of the sport all by himself with a weaving run and shot. Brought about points for Brighton along with his tempo and was the outlet Arsenal seemed for once they have been on the backfoot. Put in a shift to win possession again at occasions too. Pressured off with an damage that Arsenal can be hoping isn’t too critical. 7
Martin Odegaard: Considerably off the tempo and on the boundaries of the motion regardless of enjoying as a central attacking midfielder. Contact was usually unfastened and he did not hyperlink up along with his teammates. First man to be substituted and will don’t have any complaints. 4
Emile Smith Rowe: Appeared to get on the ball incessantly within the opening exchanges and was tenacious off it. Made an inviting cross in the direction of the top of the primary half that Aubameyang did not learn. Saved working all through the sport. 7
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Miscontrolled a cross in promising territory after 1 / 4 of an hour. Let himself down once more when not recognizing a cross from Smith Rowe that was an opportunity. After the break, was caught offside after being arrange by Partey and couldn’t convert anyway. There have been different examples of him not with the ability to management the ball or benefit from potential openings. 4
Nicolas Pepe (on for Odegaard, 63): Didn’t have too many probabilities to run on the Brighton defence. 5
Alexandre Lacazette (on for Aubameyang, 72): Wasn’t in a position to change a lot compared to the ineffective Aubameyang. 5
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (on for Saka, 90): N/A