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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Jürgen Locadia (35')
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (7')

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on target but Arsenal held by Brighton

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Emery's tactics under scrutiny in Arsenal draw (2:29)

The FC guys examine Unai Emery's tactical changes that saw Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette substituted in Arsenal's draw at Brighton. (2:29)

Brighton & Hove Albion came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday and arrest a run of three straight defeats.

Their poor run looked like continuing as Arsenal took the lead after seven minutes, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang producing a fine side-foot finish wide in the box for his 13th league goal of the season.

However, the Gunners have only kept three clean sheets in 19 league games and were pegged back just after the half hour mark.

A long ball up the field came off the head of Stephan Lichtsteiner and fell to Jurgen Locadia who had sprinted up the pitch and did well to poke it past Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Brighton midfielder Davy Propper headed just wide shortly after halftime, while Solly March later got on the end of another long ball but his attempted lob went well over the bar.

Arsenal pressed for a late winner in stoppage time but were unable to break forward in enough numbers to breach Brighton's steadfast defence.

"I'm a little disappointed. I think the first half was key in the match. We started winning and had another two chances, and they saved from Aubameyang," Emery said.

"We didn't concede [many] chances for them but they drew level. Second half we could not impose our game plan. We did not make more clear chances to win the match."

Brighton remain 13th in the table but manager Chris Hughton felt the win had been his side's for the taking.

"After a difficult start and going behind against a good team, we showed great character to get back in the game," he told Sky Sports.

"I thought in the second half if there was a team going to score it was us, we were a bigger threat, Solly March probably has the best chance of the game."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 23 +41 60
2 Manchester City 23 +45 56
3 Tottenham Hotspur 23 +25 51
4 Chelsea 23 +21 47
5 Arsenal 23 +16 44
6 Manchester United 23 +13 44
7 Watford 23 0 33
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 -4 32
9 Leicester City 23 0 31
10 West Ham United 23 -4 31
11 Everton 23 +1 30
12 AFC Bournemouth 23 -9 30
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -7 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 -9 22
15 Southampton 23 -15 22
16 Burnley 23 -20 22
17 Newcastle United 23 -12 21
18 Cardiff City 23 -25 19
19 Fulham 23 -30 14
20 Huddersfield Town 23 -27 11