HIGHLIGHTS | Arsenal vs Brighton (2-0) | Premier League | Pepe on fire

Opublikowany 23 maj 2021
A fifth straight win to close out the Premier League season was not enough to secure European football next term.

A second successive brace from Nicolas Pepe gave us all three points on the final day of the season, but results elsewhere didn't go our way, meaning we finished eighth for the second year in a row.

But at least the fans, returning to the Emirates, had a victory to cheer - as well as two well-taken goals.

The team emerged from the tunnel to a roar that belied the 10,000 inside the stadium - our largest attendance since we faced West Ham in March 2020.

The energy from the stands was soon transmitted onto the pitch. Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka both tried their luck in the very early stages, while Pepe had an effort charged down after being set up by Aubameyang.

We were looking bright in possession, and looked like we had taken the lead when Rob Holding bundled the ball just over the line from a corner, but it was disallowed for offside.

Gabriel hit the bar with a looping header from a deep Xhaka cross late in the half as we pressed for the opening goal.

We were making all of the running, as you expect with European football next season still up for grabs, but we could not capitalise on our pressure in the first half, and went in level at the break.

The scores from elsewhere at half-time had us moving up one place to eighth, but we could go no higher without getting earning all three points here.

More was needed, and just five minutes after the interval, we broke the deadlock. Calum Chambers fired in a low cross, Pepe controlled it with his left foot before crashing home with his right. It was his 15th of the season, and 10 minutes later he bagged number 16.

Martin Odegaard fed the Ivorian in the inside right position, and Pepe showed all the confidence of a man who's netted eight goals in his last 11 appearances, to slide the ball into the corner.

With Tottenham and Everton both trailing in their games, we were on course for seventh place, and European football again.

We had no intention of sitting back on the lead though. Thomas Partey came within inches of scoring his first Gunners goal when he controlled Xhaka's pass, then smashed a shot against the bar with the keeper Robert Sanchez beaten.

However, as news of Tottenham's late goals filtered around the stadium, the atmosphere became more subdued, and ultimately our final-day win was not enough.

Enjoy match highlights, training and behind the scenes to get closer to the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, David Luiz, Vivianne Miedema, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Leah Williamson, Bernd Leno, Danielle van de Donk, Willian, Hector Bellerin, Jordan Nobbs, Bukayo Saka, Kim Little, Gabriel Martinelli, Thomas Partey and more.

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  • Partey is going to kill it. Hope Arsenal will be back.

  • Pepinho is brilliant, but Partey really needs to score, in next season he will do that, I'm sure!

  • Wow, all the attacks coming from xhaka from the deep including partey's. Partey got more chances to do the attack since xhaka cover from behind

  • Те

  • impressive. He's gonna be major for us next season. All hail King Pepe.

  • Both goals came from Xhaka 🧢

  • Xhaka and Odegaard had a great game

  • Pepe will a significant player next year Worth a punt on the Golden Boot for next season

  • Both goals came from Xhaka 🧢

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  • It's time you do a Thomas Partey every touch video. He was brilliant.

    • The hardworking that Partey is doing to get that goal!

  • Pépé, Aubameyang, Lacazette🔥🔥

    • How have Partey not scored in this game? So unlucky.

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    • I thought that Granit Xhaka was the heart of every Arsenal attack in this game. Credit where it's due

  • Hopefully with new players next season at Arsenal we will sha be a great contender. Unto the next season we move 👍

    • I thought that Granit Xhaka was the heart of every Arsenal attack in this game. Credit where it's due

  • Pepe and partey 🔥🔥🔥

  • Imagine if thomas scored that goal

  • Well done my country man Thomas

  • Xhaka is a king of the mid🔥

    • my mind after this video: okay, okay, oww kay

  • Partey will be a classic player to watch next season 🙌🏼🇬🇭

  • Waiting for Europa qualifirs

  • Not hard to beat Brighton.... ARSTETA ouuuuut!

  • Love it

  • The hardworking that Partey is doing to get that goal!


  • i cant make sense of what transpired this season, we have no European spot, but we ended the premier league with five straight wins, six points away from UEFA Champions league qualification, and conceded third least number of goals only after city and Chelsea, ended up with more points in the league than the prev season. what the heck man......

  • How have Partey not scored in this game? So unlucky.

  • Ayo arsenal jangan lawak mulu WKWKWK

  • nice to see you guys back into the stadium again...

  • I like the type of rock that pops up, the time when the professor led

  • 4-3-3 wilian/pepe lacazet aubameyang

  • What's the point to win the game now? We need that winning streaks months ago

    • @Cpt. Martin Walker Agree

    • We got robbed several times by VAR. If not for that, we would've been top 4 by now.

  • That's Pepe enjoying the game, but better game to Partey unfortunately didn't score.

  • Arsenal will do well next season

  • Partey is improving

  • We need a highlight of Xhaka, turely

  • Finally Pepe coming back ça fait plaisir

  • do we create anything without xhaka? geez, could've easily had 3 assists today.

  • Pepe was amazing and Partey wasn't bad either, wish he scored.

  • Partey's Atletico won LaLiga. Pepe's Lille won the Ligue 1. Willian's Chelsea could win the Champions League xD

  • Pepe underrated

  • Emery stats better than arteta...fact

  • Where was all this energy at the beginning of the season?

  • Arsenal: masters of performing well when the game doesn’t matter

  • Roben

  • Great game lads. Never lose hope. Aim to be better each game. Don't let the haters and naysayers get you down! Shut out the toxic 'fans'. Let's keep moving forward Arsenal!

  • Bruh no one cares we are still 8th

  • Arsenal will be at the top of the table next season ( at the beginning because the table is first arranged in alphabetical order 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂) Man utd , city ,spurs , Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>assanal 😂😂😂

  • Partey is playing really well in the final 3rd play him as an attacking midfielder with odegaard

  • Please arsenal should keep xhaka, and eleney.

  • We will be on fire next season believe you me.

  • We gunners do what we do best. Hope and keep faith. This shall be the last time we finish below spurs.

    • "Arsenal are winning the league next season."............................. LOL Just Kidding

  • No pressure FC , then again with fraudteta what more can players do

  • This small club ain't got nothing to play.

  • Nico Pepe show that he's worth 73m

  • I'm a fan of Tottenham. My condolences are here.

  • Pepe on fire, though its unfortunate that he hit form at the end of the season. I think that he has finally turned around

  • atleast we have a defensive midfielder that likes to take a shot and pepe is fairly good enough on his wrong foot too i hope next season we see more wins

  • R. Sanchez the No. 1 goalkeeper of Spain?

  • bye bye for this season and ECL

  • cuch jastyin senang melihat ini😂

  • Nice

  • Rooting for Pepe next season🙏🏽

  • Arteta out UcL🚫 UeL🚫 BpL🚫 fa 🚫 Carrabao🚫 8bpl😭 From Indonesia fans🇯🇴🇮🇩

  • pepe on fire

  • Arteta Out, No trophy

  • "Arsenal are winning the league next season."............................. LOL Just Kidding

  • Meanwhile partey watching atletico winning the league be like 👀🤦😭😂

  • If we played like last 5 matches. We're UCL team.

  • We're inconsistent. Coz, we lost European competition!

  • We always look better when smith Rowe is on

  • Kroenke out

  • Pepe needs to be the first name on the team sheet every week

  • Watch out, pepe is gaining confidence

  • Hope Partey, doesn't turn into a John Jensen type midfielder, with very few goals, or is that 1 goal? Both very good players

  • Arsenal is the AC Milan of the premier league.


  • I hope pepe continues like this next season WE want to see ourselves in the top four Our defending also improving ❤️❤️ COYG

  • Hahaa

  • Arteta won't do it

  • We need to sell Pepe and bring on Sergio Aguero

  • It would be the last game of the season where Arsenal turn it on. I was one who doubted Pepe but he's looking like he's growing into the Prem pace etc now. Roll on next season...

  • This team ruin my club

  • All time missed the goal award goes to Thomas partey👎👎

  • Like I said when everyone as slating Pepe.. Play him and get him the ball and he would deliver. This useless manager doesnt even have a pattern of play after 18 months in charge and your most dangerous player gets benched everytime has a great performance...

  • Put some respect on Pepe's name! He has to be a starter next season! Damn can't believe Partey didn't score!

  • Party was awesome, his shooting gave is improved. Pepe was great, hit this forum next season and do some wonders for us. Bad season and I'm not happy at all. Hope for a better next season.

  • When is the premier league starting again I can't wait

  • 👌pepe

  • why did they suddenly pick form during the end of the season? i feel the coach is a problem..

  • It was for pepe the form back at the end

  • Too little too late

  • No inEuropa 🤡🤡🤡

  • i cant imagine partey next season😍😍😍

  • Get ø on the permanent deal

  • Nicooo

  • I miss Aubameyang goals!


  • Where is Aubameyang???

  • Great Performance by Arsenal ❤❤❤. Great play by Pepe and Xhaka 💪💪💪