Arsenal suffered another League defeat to promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion as they visited the Modest League side this weekend.
The match ended 2-1 as new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a consolatory goal in the first half.
This seems to ignite a revival for Arsenal but it ended with another defeat for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal after they lost 0-3 at the Emirates last weekend.
However, with the 2-1 defeat, we take a closer look at some features and match statistics from the match.
Shots on target
7(Brighton & Hove Albion) (Arsenal) 8
The match produced a total of 15 shots on goal as Arsenal fought hard to turn things around in the contest.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan pulled a great shot but it was well kept by the host (Brighton’s) goalkeeper.
On the other hand, Iwobi lost the ball in Arsenal danger area but Cech made a good save to deny Brighton a goal in the game.
Shots Off Target
6(Brighton & Hove Albion) (Arsenal) 6
The two sides have been struggling at some point this season but they still mustered 6 shots off target each in the game with the three massive points at stake.
In the end, Arsenal lost the match as Mesut Ozil and his colleagues shot side to deny Arsenal at least a point despite a goal from Aubameyang.
38(Brighton & Hove Albion) (Arsenal) 6
The Gunners dominated the match as the likes of Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka bossed proceeding from the midfield.
This was aided by the influx of talents like Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in transition. However, Arsenal could not turn their dominance into victory as they lost for the second time in 2 weeks.
6(Brighton & Hove Albion) (Arsenal) 11
Arsenal has been dominant in the match as this saw them cumulate (record) more corner-kick in the game.
Arsenal got 11 corner-kicks as compared to Brighton & Hove Albion’s 6 corners in the match. This is as a result of the superiority in Arsenal’s play in the course of the 90 minutes.
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The Gunners were flagged offside once in the tie as compared to the hosts (Brighton & Hove Albion) that had 5 Offsides in the entire duration.
This was evident as Brighton’s goal was ruled out to (set-up/ensure) a frenetic finish to the match at 2-1 rather than a 3-1 scoreline.
14(Brighton & Hove Albion) (Arsenal) 2
Both teams (Arsenal/Brighton &Hove Albion) got engaged in a physical challenge (contest) when both sides met at the weekend.
This cumulated a total of 14+12 = 26 fouls as Arsenal committed 12 fouls in the game Brighton & Hove Albion had 14 fouls as they lacked possession to control the flow(rhythm) of the game.
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This amount of foul (26) led to 6 yellow cards were issued by the center referee in the match.
Arsenal & Brighton were booked on 3(three) occasions as both sides sought to inflict danger at both ends of the pitch.
Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka got booked as the Gunners lost another match in the wake of City 0-3 defeats.
4(Brighton & Hove Albion) (Arsenal) 7
Arsenal had 7 goal-kicks as Brighton was potent going forward in the match.
This saw Brighton record 4 goal-kicks as they snatched a 2-0 goal before the intermission.
The visitors might have gotten a goal from new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but it proved to be a consolation as Brighton held firm to inflict more misery on Arsenal’s season.