Brighton 2-1 Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette accidentally produced ‘the best dummy of all time’

  • Rob Swan

Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 loss away at Brighton on Saturday afternoon - their second defeat in the space of three days.

The Gunners took the lead in the 68th minute through a wonderful Nicolas Pepe strike, but Lewis Dunk’s goal shortly afterwards pegged the visitors back.

Mikel Arteta’s side, who were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Manchester City in mid-week, then conceded a stoppage-time winner to Neal Maupay.

Maupay, incidentally, was the Brighton player whose first-half challenge left Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno with a serious-looking knee injury.

Leno had already caught the ball when Maupay's push led to him landing awkwardly.

As he left the pitch on the stretcher, Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper let Maupay know in no uncertain terms that he blamed him for the injury.

It then all kicked off at the full-time whistle as Arsenal's furious players made a beeline for Brighton's No. 7.

The second biggest talking point - on social media, at least - was a rather bizarre passage of play involving Danny Ceballos and Alexandre Lacazette in the second half.


Ceballos received the ball, turned and played the ball to Lacazette, who was laying on the floor with his face on the turf.

At the perfect moment, Lacazette lifted himself up and the ball rolled through his legs to Bukayo Saka.

Watch it here…

You can’t teach skill like that!

While some are hailing Lacazette for his incredible - but entirely accidental - dummy…

Other are praising Ceballos for a remarkable nutmeg…

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