Cucurella was only making his fourth appearance for Brighton since arriving for £ 15.4million from Getafe
Top-flight Brighton missed the opportunity to level the points with Premier League leaders Chelsea following an entertaining goalless draw that ended Arsenal’s winning run.
Albion dominated a soggy encounter at Amex Stadium but only managed two attempts on target as Leandro Trossard, Dan Burn and Neal Maupay failed to capitalize on decent openings.
But it was Getafe’s £ 15.4million summer arrival that caught the eye with an excellent display on the left flank.
“He brings that quality and also got stuck, I hope he keeps kicking. He’s been around this Spanish team, the technical things he’s good at but that’s the physical side. and I think he’s been really good. “
Burn was impressed with the display but was also disappointed that his team couldn’t get the three points the performance deserved.
“We got into some good positions and another day we could have scored but a draw is a fair result. It was another good performance so we take a two week break and start.
“The way we played put us in good positions and on another day we could have scored.
“It’s Arsenal, they have quality in the forward positions and were a threat but I thought we were brilliant.
“As a club we said we wanted to be in the top 10 at some point. Everything we did in the preparation was good and I thought we were in control.”
The Seagulls sit fifth with 14 points in seven games, with visiting Mikel Arteta four places and just as many points behind.
Both teams entered the game with encouraging results against their fiercest rivals.
Arsenal secured a 3-1 against their north London neighbors Tottenham last Sunday, while Albion fell back to snatch a final 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace the following evening.
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