Brighton & Hove Albion — Arsenal: Gulls Gunned Down In Another Devastating Display (2-4)

Brighton have routinely upset the odds against Arsenal, but they faced a team keen to break from their past. Roberto de Zerbi is stamping a mark on the side from the south coast, but his men were swept away by a ruthless rhythm that might be the making of something special.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

The revolving door does not relent at Brighton, but the seagulls continue to soar on the south coast. Graham Potter's exit from the dugout in September has paved the way for another burgeoning mind of the game to lead the project along a new path. Roberto de Zerbi's mesmeric passing circuits have kept the neutral's eyes on the action at the Amex Stadium, where evolution is well underway. Eleven goals and three wins in their last four Premier League games show how the squad are taking to his methods.

The process is further down the line for Arsenal. Mikel Arteta's fighting talk seemed powerless to end the malaise that had descended over his old stomping ground, but his young guns were now firing on all cylinders. A five point cushion at the top of the table over Manchester City is still intact for a club absent from the Champions League since their manager hung up his boots in 2016. What is the only way to . . .

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