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By Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    'Our focus is the Europa League' - and a reminder that the second leg of the semi-finals take place on Thursday night.

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  2. 'We controlled the match'

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Arsenal

    More from Arsenal boss Unai Emery, speaking to BBC Sport: “We knew it was going to be difficult, but at 1-0 we needed to get the second goal. In the 90 minutes we controlled the match and after the first goal we tried to get the second.

    “After their goal we created more chances to score but they defended very well, they are very strong defensively and they showed us that today.

    “We knew it is going to be difficult but our focus is now the Europa League. We have the opportunity in the Europa League to do something important and we will try and do that.”

  3. You win or you learn...

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    More from Brighton boss Chris Hughton: "We mustn't lose sight of the fact that we have been in a decent position for a big chunk of the season. It was about our home games, games that on paper we needed to get something from.

    "You learn more from the more difficult periods than when we did well in the early part of the season."

  4. 'We deserved to win'

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Arsenal

    Unai Emery

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery speaking to Sky Sports: "We deserved to win but we know they are defensively very strong and played very well. We had our chances to score, the first half was probably the difference in the result. And in the second half after their goal we had chances but they defended very well, congratulations to them for their work.

    “We fight and try to win each match in the Premier League but every match is difficult and today is an example of that.

    “We wanted to win today and we worked in the Premier League to have the possibility of a top four place, but today we drew and lost the chance. Now we are going to prepare for our match in Valencia.”

  5. 'It was a very poor decision'

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Nacho Monreal

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "That's more like us. It was a good reaction and a response to going a goal behind early in the game, people would have expected them to turn it into two or three. We had to dig deep.

    "I was unhappy with the penalty decision, my feeling was that it was soft and I couldn't understand how he gave it. I saw it again and I haven't changed my mind. It wasn't a penalty, and a very poor decision.

    "But we bounced back and showed plenty of character, We are lacking that bit of confidence in the final third and we had opportunities as they pushed for the win.

    "Our responsibility is to try and get a result in every game. It's what we do, it's our responsibility. We are lifted by today and we will want to do as well as we can against Manchester City next week."

  6. 'We tried everything'

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Arsenal

    Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, speaking to Sky Sports: “We didn’t take our chances, we had big chances and could have had two or three goals in the first half.

    “Then it was 1-1 on the counter-attack. Unfortunately football is like this if you don’t score. We had the chances to score the second goal and we didn’t do it. Football is not so easy. We tried everything.

    “We really deserved to win but we have big quality and big character, we will show that on Thursday [in the Europa League].”

    On Arsenal's slim top-four hopes: “Until it is finished everything is possible so we will try everything in the Premier League.”

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    Dave Bookham: We got into the top 4 despite Sarri, not because of him. He tried his best to blow it, the others were just better at bottling it. He still has to go, regardless of this. Next year he won’t have Eden Hazard to bail him out.

  8. Mr 35%

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Glenn Murray

    Glenn Murray has scored 35% of Brighton’s Premier League goals since the start of last season (24/68) – only Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has netted a higher percentage of his team’s goals in the competition in this period (36% - 38/107).

  9. 'A good season for the club'

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton striker Glenn Murray: "A good weekend for the club and we put on a good performance, we maybe even deserved more. We defended resolutely and had good opportunities on the break.

    "There was less pressure on us as we were safe, we are working towards next season already. Take the emotion out of it and it's a good season for the club."

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    Oscar Hewitt: As a Chelsea fan it just doesn't feel justified. We've been the best of a bad bunch

  11. New defence needed?

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal have conceded 50 or more goals in consecutive top-flight campaigns for the first time since 1982-83 and 1983-84.

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    Jamie Robinson: I can’t remember a more inept race for the top 4 than this season. Chelsea have limped over the line because the others have been a car crash. How Spurs are still there amazes me.

    Alison: Same again next week please Brighton from a hopeful Liverpool fan!

  13. Post update

    Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

    Aaron Ramsey

    262 Premier League games.

    40 goals.

    46 assists.

    One-way trip to Turin.

  14. Post update

    'We want you to stay!," the fans sing to Aaron Ramsey now.

    A bit late for that!

  15. 'Brighton even deserved to win'

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    I cannot believe Arsenal have slipped up against Brighton who had absolutely nothing to play for.

    Brighton even deserved to win it at the end there.

    United as well, come on you are better than that!

  16. Post update

    I hope Danny Welbeck knew he was being released before he came out onto the pitch.

    Next club?

  17. Post update

    "There's only one Aaron Ramsey" rings out from the stands. He's having an emotional goodbye.

  18. Post update

    Now Petr Cech and then Aaron Ramsey come out to say goodbye to the remaining fans.

    Ramsey is in tears.

  19. 'What a bunch of chokers'

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    I am shell-shocked with what has happened today, what a bunch of chokers.

    There was so much at stake, it's been more of a race for the Europa League - they've all tried to blow it.

    And Arsenal and Manchester United have blown it.