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Arsenal - Brighton & Hove Albion
Premier League - 1 October 2017
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That's full time. Arsenal were never in trouble, and Brighton were never in with a chance. Arsenal move into fifth and Brighton remain above West Ham on goal difference, staying in 14th place.
There will be at least three minutes of added time.
We're now into the last few seconds of the game.
Mustafi has to head away from a cross with Murray lurking behind him. Corner on the right for Knockaert, and Propper's flick-on is cleared by Bellerin.
Arsenal have dropped back as they seem happy to take it easy for the remaining minutes.
Murray heads at the near post and just wide. It clipped the side netting and worried some spectators for a few seconds.
- OffGranit XhakaArsenal
- OnMohamed ElnenyArsenal
Elneny on for Xhaka.
10 minutes left for Arsenal to hold onto their lead, but they need four more goals to get into fourth place.
- OffIsaiah BrownBrighton & Hove Albion
- OnGlenn MurrayBrighton & Hove Albion
Knockaert and Murray on for Brown and Izquierdo.
Sanchez's free kick curls well over.
Sanchez is tripped by Dunk on the edge of the box, and he effs and jeffs at Dunk while the defender claims he dived.
Mustafi dives to the corner at the near post and wins another. He plays a one-two with Xkaka for the Swiss to cross, but Kolasinac can't reach the ball at the back post.
- OffSolly MarchBrighton & Hove Albion
- OnEzequiel Matias SchelottoBrighton & Hove Albion
Shelotto on for March. Walcott wins a corner on the right.
- OffAlex IwobiArsenal
- OnTheo WalcottArsenal
Giroud and Walcott replace Lacazette and Iwobi.
Giroud seems set to come on as a sub now.
Brighton are reeling here. They're playing as poorly as Chelsea did against Manchester City, with about as much luck going forward.
Arsenal need to add a few more goals if they're to get into the top four.
Kolasinac meets a corner from the right wing and aims it at the near corner, but March is on hand to head it off the line.
A spell of possession for Brighton now, but they appear to have little ability to do much with it as Arsenal sit back.
- GoalAlex IwobiArsenal
GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Brighton. Iwobi scores - A quick flowing move through the Brighton defence sees Sanchez near the penalty spot, surrounded by Brighton players. He's trapped, but backheels the bal and it rolls to Iwobi in space behind him, who finishes at the near post.
Sanchez chips in a cross that Duffy strains to get to first, and luckily sends it straight to Ryan.
Sanchez wins a corner off Bruno on the left wing. He takes the corner, it's out ot Ramsey, and his volley is about 500 miles off target.
Sanchrrz tries a through-ball to the right for Iwobi on the wing, and as he runs into the box he's ruled offside.
Gross flips the ball over the defence for Izquierdo to chase, but it's a tad overhit.
Brighton have started well enough, keeping the ball quite happily in midfield and defnece.
- 2nd Half
We go again.
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. Comfortable enough for Arsenal so far, but some occasional threats sparking from Brighton. The home side will need another goal to relax.
Arsenal break from a corner, Sanchez finds Bellerin who works it to Kolasinac, and he sqaures it to Ramsey only for him to hit it far too close to Ryan, who beats it away.
Brighton win a corner on the left.
- Yellow cardShane DuffyBrighton & Hove Albion
Duffy is booked for clattering Sanchez to stop a break. Sanchez flicked the ball right, started to spin, and was hacked for his troubles.
Bruno obviously takes the ball out of play but nothing is given, and Brighton manage to attack down the right, briefly.
Arsena are playing theh ball from right to left in defence as Brighton sit back.
Izquierdo cuts in from the left to shoot on the edge of the box, but he rattles it straight into a defender's legs.
Dunk can't control Gross's backpass, Lacazette steals in and is one-on-one with the 'keeper, and he shoots straight at him.
Ramsey has a first cross blocked, and then from further out he has another cross headed behind.
That is Monreal's first league goal in more than four years.
Iwobi drives towards the box, holding off Stephens as he reaches the edge, and his low shot is straight at Ryan.
March then wins a corner on the right. March wings it in, to the back post and Arsenal clear when Cech punches the ball away.
March leathers a shot from distance that beats Cech for pace, and crashes against the post. It was a superb effort.
Arsenal continuing to press, with Brighton sitting well back by the box.
- GoalNacho MonrealArsenal
GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Brighton. Monreal scores - Xhaka curls in a free kick to the box, the ball is semi-cleared, it comes out to Bellerin, and his effort is blocked, and it bounces to Monreal to turn into net.
Bellerin and Lacazette swap passes on the right and Lacazette wins a free kick on the right wing.
Arsenal had 77% of the ball in the first 10 minutes.
Yet more Arsenal possession. You can tell this is where Barcelona learned their game from.
Bright are pressed right back.
Sanchez tries an effort from distance, and Ryan gets down well to stop a bobbling shot just in front of him.
Arsenal are on top, but no breakthrough yet.
Lacazette almost breaks the deadlock for Arsenal when his half volley from 30 yards out crashes against the post.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
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Brighton are much as you would expect, and they are probably coming here trying to get a point at best. They've been up against it so far this season, and as honourable a man as Hughton is, he probably doesn't have the genius needed to keep them up.
Arsenal have their strongest team except with the possible absence of Mesut Ozil. However, given they've struggled to get him into decent form for the last two years, it's not a huge blow.
Despite Arsenal's poor form, Chris Hughton isn't optimistic: "What we know is, on a day like Sunday, we will have to have things go our way, we will have to play to a really good level and probably face an Arsenal team who don't play at their best."
Wenger is looking for a rare positive: "The opportunity we have is to go into this international break differently. We play at home and we want do well before this break.”
TEAMS: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Alexis, Lacazette. Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Wilshere, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, GIroud. /// Brighton: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Izquierdo, Stephens, Propper, March, Gross, Brown. Subs: Krul, Knockaert, Murray, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Molumby.
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