“They are the best team in the Premier League, and they have, so we deserve to lose against them.”Brighton player Kaoru Mitoma talks about his team’s loss to Arsenal as he leaves the Emirates Stadium in tears.
After defeating a team that had triumphed on their previous three trips to the red half of north London, the Gunners took the lead in the standings—at least momentarily.
Gabriel Jesus gave Arsenal the lead eight minutes into the second half, and Kai Havertz, who is getting better every game, scored the game’s final goal late on to put it out of reach for the fourth time in seven games.
De Zerbi was forced to admit his team had been outmatched by a team that appeared well-prepared to improve upon their finish as runners-up to Manchester City the previous season. It was Brighton’s first goalless game of the year.