Brighton 1-1 Arsenal: 3 Reasons why Arsenal failed to beat Brighton
#2 Brighton’s appetite for a fight
We can keep blaming the Gunners for failing to create opportunities in the second half, but due credit should be given to Hughton’s team who fought and fought hard to take something out of this tough match.
Even after going down 1-0 in just the seventh minute, the Seagulls never lost hope and dealt with the brilliance of Aubameyang and Lacazette pretty well in the first half. The counterattacks from the left side of the pitch where Kolasinac gave them the required space to use were threatening in the second half.
The fact that Brighton had better chances than Arsenal to take three points from the match speaks volume about their spirit and Hughton’s ability to motivate a limited squad. Hughton knows that the real fight for Brighton will be with the bottom half teams but any points gathered against the top ten teams would make Brighton’s job easier in booking a place for next year’s premier league.