Arsenal – Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls Snared In The Trap (2-0)
The Seagulls soared to take away Arsenal's aspirations for the title. It was time for retribution. The hosts might not still display the ruthless mindset in the final third they desire, but merciless management of this match made Brighton their latest victims in the quest for the league crown.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
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