Arsenal 1-3 Brighton: Gunners thrashed at home.

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A real taste of Arsenal’s squad depth saw the gunners mauled by the Seagulls at Emirates stadium.

The  Premier League leaders had a good run with 12 unbeaten games and had qualified as winners of their Europa League group got humiliated by three goals to one at home. Mikel Arteta made ten changes for the tie and Brighton came from behind to advance to the next stage.

Eddie Nketiah gave Arsenal an early lead before they conceded a penalty that was converted by former Arsenal and Manchester United player Danny Welbeck.

Two breakaway goals after the interval, firstly through substitute Kaoru Mitoma and then Tariq Lamptey, saw Brighton advance to round four.

For the last five games, Brighton has performed exemplary well, has them frog jump to the sixth position in the English Premier League table.

 William Saliba was the only player who retained his position from the team that played Chelsea on Sunday. Several long-range chances on goal. Welbeck saw a shot blocked before Jeremy Sarmiento fired just over.

This was Nketiah’s 11th goal out of 12 league cup appearances as the under-21 England international continues to impress and hopes to cement his position in the 1st eleven.

But Hein then had his moment to forget, slipping over as Welbeck ran through and picking himself up only in time to bring down the marauding forward, who duly sent the beleaguered goalkeeper the wrong way from the resulting penalty.

Brighton turned things around just before the hour as Mitoma, off the bench at the break, coolly finished past Hein before Arteta brought in the first-team force of Brazilians n Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes. However, Tariq Lamptey doubled Brighton’s lead and Arteta had to react by bringing in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Later, Granit Xhaka was introduced; unfortunately, the gunners could not recover the difference.


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