It was a day to forget at the Emirates Stadium as Brighton & Holves Albion dents Arsenal’s title hope in 3-0 away victory.
The Seagulls added more woes to Mikel Arteta’s men as the Gunners dream of lifting the Premier League title for the first time nearly two decades vanished in thin air.
In the must win game to keep their title hope alive, Arsenal could not get the best out of Brighton as Robert De Zerbi led side kept the gunners at bay.
Following a frustrating goalless first half which saw former Brighton man, Leonard Trossard, wasted the opportunity to put Arsenal in the lead, Brighton mounted pressure on Mikel Arteta’s side as they opened their goal scoring account in the early minutes of the second half.
A poor clearance from Arsenal’s defense in the 51st minutes saw Brighton’s Pervis Estupinan lobbed the ball back into the box for Julio Cesar Enciso who headed it past Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale.
Things would later go from bad to worse for Arsenal as Trossard’s 86th minutes cheeky pass got deflected by Brighton player and landed on the feet of second half substitute, Maupay, who tipped the ball out of Ramsadale’s reach, making it 2-0 for the Seagulls.
While Mikel Arteta watched the home supporters leave the stadium in disappointment, his struggling side yet again conceded another goal in the 96th minute.
The gunners transfer target, Mosie Cacedio, was the one who sealed Arsenal’s fate this time as he lashed a rebound into the top corner to send Brighton fans frenzy.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s loss see them trail behind first placed Manchester City with four points.
With one game in hand, Manchester City appeared to be close to a successful title defence following their 3-nil trashing to f Everton earlier today.