Brighton Defeats Arsenal, Ending Their Premier League Title HopesAs the Premier League season draws to a close, Brighton’s victory over Arsenal on Saturday has all but ended the Gunners’ hopes of winning their first title since 2004. Despite dominating in the first half and hitting the bar through ex-Brighton forward Leandro Trossard, Arsenal struggled in the second half as they conceded three goals to Brighton.
Arsenal’s Despair Is EvidentThe misery was clear on their faces at full-time – some players gazed into space while others sat despairingly on the pitch. The result means that Manchester City only needs one more win to clinch another title. “It is going to be very difficult now, we have to be honest,” said Martin Odegaard after his team failed to keep up with City’s impressive run. “It feels like there is no hope now.”
Brighton Captures European Bid With Win Over ArsenalIn contrast, it was jubilation for Brighton who continued their fairytale bid for securing European football next season. Julio Enciso opened scoring six minutes into second half before substitute Deniz Undav added another four minutes from time and Pervis Estupinan completed victory deep in stoppage time.
An Apology from Mikel ArtetaArsenal boss Mikel Arteta apologized for his side’s poor performance stating ‘We have to apologize for our performance in the second half because it was not acceptable.’ He however still insisted mathematically an unlikely scenario could see them take home this year’s championship trophy if results go their way:
- Manchester City will have to slip up in their remaining three games.
- Arsenal still needs two wins and a draw in the hope that Manchester City slips up or draws over the same period.