Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton: Ben White torn apart by Kaoru Mitoma as Gunners' title hopes go up in smoke

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Mikel Arteta's side crashed to a heavy home defeat at the hands of the Seagulls that all but hands the Premier League trophy to Manchester City

Arsenal saw their faint title chances all but ended with a painful 3-0 defeat against Brighton on Sunday. After seeing Manchester City win at Everton earlier in the day, the Gunners knew they couldn't afford to slip up if they wanted to keep up the pressure on Pep Guardiola's side.

But Julio Enciso's close-range header early in the second half and two late goals from Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupinan were enough to earn a deserved three points for the visitors as they gave their own European hopes a huge boost.

The defeat leaves Arsenal four points behind City with just two games to play. Guardiola's side still have a game in hand and they will win the title next weekend if either Arsenal lose at Nottingham Forest on Saturday or City beat Chelsea the following day.

GOAL rates Arsenal's players from the Emirates Stadium...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Aaron Ramsdale (4/10):

    Made one good first-half stop, could do nothing with the opening goal. Maybe shouldn't have played the ball out to Trossard in the build-up to the second and could have done better with the initial shot for the third.

    Ben White (3/10):

    Really struggled against Mitoma. Just couldn't cope with him. One of his most difficult days of the season.

    Jakub Kiwior (5/10):

    Was clearly stamped on the back of the ankle for Enciso's goal, but it was strange to see him just drop to the floor given where the ball was.

    Gabriel Magalhaes (5/10):

    Given a tough time by Ferguson. It was a real physical battle.

    Kieran Tierney (5/10):

    Couldn't get forward like he would have liked.

  2. Midfield
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    Jorginho (5/10):

    Solid enough in a scrappy game.

    Granit Xhaka (5/10):

    Tried to get forward, but midfield was very congested.

    Martin Odegaard (6/10):

    Probably Arsenal's best player. Looked to drive his team forward, but was unable to make the difference this time. It was a surprise to see him go off.

  3. Attack
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    Bukayo Saka (4/10):

    Dragged one good chance wide in the first half. Made very little impact after that.

    Gabriel Jesus (4/10):

    Saw a first half effort kept out by Steele. Cut a frustrated figure in the second half.

    Gabriel Martinelli (N/A):

    Injured early on.

  4. Subs & Manager
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    Subs & Manager

    Leandro Trossard (5/10):

    On early for Martinelli. Was lively, but probably could have done better with one shot which clipped the bar. It was his pass that was cut out that led to Brighton's second goal.

    Reiss Nelson (6/10):

    Another bright cameo. Flashed one effort just wide.

    Thomas Partey (5/10):

    Couldn't really help Arsenal get any control.

    Emile Smith Rowe (N/A):

    No real impact in the final 10 minutes.

    Eddie Nketiah (N/A):

    Didn't see much of the ball after his late introduction.

    Mikel Arteta (5/10):

    Frustrating day, capped by a yellow card for protesting. His late changes didn't really help.