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EPL: We didn’t deserve to beat Brighton – Arteta

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted his side were not good enough to beat Brighton on Saturday.

The Gunners played out a 0-0 draw at a rain-soaked Amex Stadium.

It brought Arsenal’s three-match winning run to an end.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed against the outside of a post for the visitors in the first half but chances were at a premium, with just two attempts on target at each end.

“I think it was a point gained because I don’t think we deserved anything more than that.

“We did deserve the point because we defended really well the last 15 or 20 metres of our pitch.

“But in the end we never felt in control of the game and we struggled to break their press and get a good sequence of passes and impose ourselves in the final third and they made it really tough for us,” Arteta said.

Victory for Brighton would have moved them level on points with leaders Chelsea.

The home side registered 21 shots in total but the vast majority were wayward, with Leandro Trossard, Dan Burn and Neal Maupay failing to capitalise on decent openings.

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