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Arsenal 2 – 0 Brighton

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Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League table as goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kai Havertz secured a dominant 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.

Jesus headed the opener from a corner soon after half-time and Havertz added a breakaway second from Eddie Nketiah’s pass in the closing stages.

Arsenal spurned a succession of other chances either side of the goals, registering 26 shots to Brighton’s six, but Havertz’s strike, shortly after Pascal Gross had missed a guilt-edged chance at the other end, finally made the result safe.

The win ensures they bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa while also capitalising on Manchester City’s failure to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday. Brighton, meanwhile, slip a place to ninth.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Arsenal head to Anfield next Saturday for a humdinger of a fixture vs Liverpool, kick off 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports.

Brighton travel to Selhurst Park for a derby clash with Crystal Palace on Thursday 21 December, kick off 8pm, live on Sky Sports.

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