A strange and economical match by Arsenal, where the Gunners and Unai Emery preferred to play and save their effort for the Europa League match in Spain instead of getting closer to the top four and winning today’s match and ending the season at home with a win.
Arsenal scored first after Nacho Monreal won a penalty, and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored it. In the second half, Granit Xhaka awarded Brighton a penalty, that Brend Leno couldn’t stop.
Arsenal now how are almost certainly out of the Champions League through the Premier League, and they need a miracle to happen, for Tottenham to lose, and with a huge result, and Arsenal win, with a wide result as well.
We will rate our players after every match, here is Arsenal Insider players ratings:
Brend Leno: Made a couple of saves, couldn’t do anything for the penalty. 6.5/10
Sokratis: An average match, but didn’t do wrong. 6/10
Shkodran Mustafi: Not a very good match, but he didn’t do wrong as well. 6/10
Stephan Lichtsteiner: Didn’t convince, again. 5/10
Nacho Monreal: Won a penalty, an was close to gift Brighton an easy goal. But a good overall match. 6.5/10
Granit Xhaka: Gifted Brighton a penalty. 5/10
Sead Kolasinac: Couldn’t do much in the attack. 5/10
Matteo Guendouzi: Not much as well. 5/10
Alex Iwobi: Didn’t do much as well. 5/10
Man of the match: None of Arsenal players.
Unai Emery: A risky and reckless decision to put all the eggs in one basket, the Europa League. 3/10