Brighton Beat Timid Arsenal To End 36-Year Wait

Brighton and Hove Albion have ended their 36-year wait for a league victory against Arsenal after they secured a 2-1 win over the Gunners at the Amex Stadium earlier on Sunday.

The hosts raced to a 2-0 lead courtesy goals from Lewis Dunk and Glen Murray before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the Gunners with five first half minutes left.

The goal gave Arsenal some momentum and they were inches away from an equaliser after captain Laurent Koscielny hit the crossbar almost immediately.

The Seagulls thereafter held on for the big result in the face of consistent Arsenal pressure to record their first win over Arsene Wenger’s men for the first time since 1982.

The win takes Brighton to 10th spot with 34 points while Arsenal are stuck on 45 points and 6th position on the table.