With relentless Manchester Metropolis profitable at Everton within the earlier kickoff to maneuver 4 factors clear, Arsenal knew solely a victory would suffice to maintain them within the hunt.
However they produced a laboured show in opposition to the artful south coast membership for whom Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupinan all scored after the break as Roberto De Zerbi’s facet moved as much as sixth place.
Arsenal’s former Brighton ahead Leandro Trossard struck the crossbar within the first half, however Arsenal seemed deflated after Enciso struck within the 51st minute and crestfallen when Undav lobbed over Aaron Ramsdale within the 86th minute.
Estupinan accomplished Arsenal’s distress in stoppage time.
A fifth league defeat of the season left Arsenal on 81 factors with two video games remaining to Metropolis’s 85 with three left and victory for Pep Guardiola’s facet subsequent weekend in opposition to Chelsea would wrap up Metropolis’s fifth title in six seasons.
Brighton have 58 factors with 4 video games nonetheless remaining.