Arsenal 1-2 Brighton: Seagulls shock spineless Gunners in historic win

Arsenal 1-2 Brighton: Seagulls shock spineless Gunners in historic win

Arsenal’s troubles in the English Premier League continued on Thursday night after they suffered a humiliating 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Brighton.

The visitors took the lead through Adam Webster on the 37th minute, but Alexandre Lacazette pulled the hosts level five minutes after the re-start.

Neal Maupay, however, scored a second with ten minutes to go, to hand new manager Freddie Ljungberg his first defeat in charge of the London side.

Both sides started the match on the low with no real chance on goal, even though there was a scare in the first minute following confusion in the hosts' defense that almost gifted the visitors a goal.

The visitors take the lead

Fans in the stadium had to wait until the 34th minute for a real chance on goal, and it fell to the visitors who kept knocking on their hosts’ door.

Neal Maupay found some space through the middle and produced a ferocious strike from the edge of the box but Bernd Leno was equally up to the task, pulling off a superb save to keep the ball out of the net.

They were not to be denied two minutes later when Adam Webster pounced on a loose ball inside the box to finish into the right corner and gift the visitors the lead.

Tho minutes later the hosts almost pulled level, but Joseph Willock’s header was superbly saved by Mathew Ryan following a nicely lofted cross from Aubameyang.

There were no more chances in the first half as the visitors took the lead going into the break.

Arsenal equalize

Arsenal came back for the second half a rejuvenated side and unsurprisingly took the lead five minutes after the restart.

A well-taken corner found the head of Alexandre Lacazette who finished precisely, off the post into the left side of the goal.

Arsenal thought they had scored a second just after the hour mark, but David Luiz’s effort following a well-delivered free-kick was ruled out for offside after a VAR check.

Maupay silences Emirates

With ten minutes to go and Arsenal chasing a second, the visitors took the lead in spectacular fashion, the ever-dangerous Neal Maupay beating David Luiz to head in a second.

Substitute Gabriel Martinelli came close to equalizing with three minutes to go, but his low header towards the right side of the goal was excellently kept out.

Brighton held on for a memorable win at the Emirates, which further crashed Arsenal’s hopes of a decent season.

This is Arsenal's worst start to a season since 1977, and it leaves them 10th on the standings after 15 matches.