- Arsenal nears 70 percent possession
- Aubameyang scores, 7′
- Locadia levels before half
Arsenal has 38 points and sits fourth, but can be passed by Chelsea later in the day.
Brighton sits 13th, with 22 points.
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The Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette partnership paid off early, again, for the Gunners, as the latter drew the defenders his way before finding the Gabonese striker for the finish.
Mat Ryan got low to slap away a decent finish when Aubameyang sprang onto a pass over-the-top.
The Seagulls made the score line level thanks to a Stephane Lichtsteiner mistake, as the Swiss defender headed Brighton into a 2v0 opportunity. Only Locadia needed to touch the ball to make it 1-1.
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9 – Arsenal have gone nine away games without keeping a clean sheet in the Premier League – only between February and October 2010 have they had a longer such run (11). Breakdown.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2018
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Solly March likes a shot from distance, and Leno made a nice save before colliding with Murray on an ensuing cross.
Alex Iwobi saw a Brighton clearance hit his leg and nearly skitter past Ryan for 2-1, but Arsenal was looking out of answers.