Arsenal's Bernd Leno stretchered off at Brighton

Arsenal's Bernd Leno stretchered off at Brighton

Arsenal's Bernd Leno stretchered off at Brighton

Tensions flared at the final whistle after Maupay, who was involved in an earlier incident with Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno which saw the goalkeeper stretched off, celebrated with his Brighton teammates.

Matteo Guendouzi could land himself in hot water with the FA after appearing to grab Brighton striker Neal Maupay by the neck immediately after Arsenal's defeat at Brighton.

Arteta will now be without eight senior players for Thursday night's trip to Southampton, with Leno joining Xhaka, Cedric Soares, Mari, Sokartis, Lucas Torreira and Chambers in the treatment room. David Luiz is suspended following his red card against City. "They were talking a lot in the first half, and in the second half they got what they deserved".

However, some typically slack defending gifted Lewis Dunk an equaliser soon after and Maupay, to add insult to injury, then won it for Brighton five minutes into stoppage time to complete another miserable away day for Arsenal in the Premier League.

Arsenal had four attempts in the opening 10 minutes - more than in the entire game against Manchester City - but they still could not find the net.

That moment might now arrive at the Amex Stadium, where captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the Gunners attack once more but will be supported by Lacazette and Pepe, with youngsters Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock making way.

Pepe broke the deadlock in the 68th with a splendid curled effort into the far top corner.

He was replaced by Emiliano Martinez for the rest of the game.

Frustrations boiled over for the Gunners at the end of the encounter, with Guendouzi appearing to raise his hand to Brighton forward's neck, resulting in him going to ground.

The game ended with several Arsenal players getting in the face of Maupay, with the visitors clearly still aggrieved at what had happened to their goalkeeper.

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