With a low finish, Tariq Lamptey slides the ball between Karl Hein’s legs after cutting in from the right. I must admit that the Arsenal goalkeeper arrived a little late.
In an attempt to save face, Arteta substitutes Zinchenko and Jesus for Vieira and Tierney. And it appears that Brighton is also out.
We’re told that the incredibly likeable Tariq Lamptey played excellent defense tonight. He now advances from right-back, no one unloads him, and buryes a shot under Hein and into the far corner.
Vieira and Tierney must make way for Jesus and Zinchenko.
Brighton can advance quickly after Elneny was caught with the ball, giving them a five-on-three advantage. Welbeck, who is incredibly self-centered, moves alone and has his shot for a corner blocked. has no effect.
Marquinhos and Saliba are replaced by Gabriel Maglahaes and Gabriel Maritnelli. While Saliba has once again mostly excelled, Marquinhos had some decent moments and put in a lot of effort but didn’t quite display enough skill.
Arsenal does now have an issue. Lamptey rushes forward and enters the box before blasting the finish beyond Hein with his left foot as the Gunners lose possession of the ball.
As Arsenal commits players forward and is reduced to a five on three situation, Brighton finds themselves quickly on the counter. However, Danny Welbeck chooses not to use any of the passing opportunities, and his attempt deflects for a corner.