Arsenal slipped to a fourth successive defeat as they went down 2-1 away to Brighton and Hove Albion, a result that piles more pressure on the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
By SportBrief Reporter
The Gunners went into the match in desperate need of a victory, having suffered back to back 3-0 defeats to Machester City in the Carabao Cup and Premier League respectively.
However, it is the home side that made the brighter start when Lewis Dunk produced a well struck volley to give Chris Houghton’s men the lead. That goal denied the Gunners a clean sheet in 11 straight games, which paints a clear picture of how awful Arsenal’s defence have been this season.
Things got worse for the North London club as the in-form Glen Murray netted his fifth goal in five consecutive league games in the 26th minute to a rapturous applaud from the home fans.
The Gunners stellar January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang halved the deficit for the visitors with a clever finish from close range two minutes before half time to give Wenger’s side hope of turning around their fortunes.
And the Gunners came out an improved side in the second half but a resilient Brighton held on to record a famous victory over Arsenal and climb to the top half of the Premier League table to sit at 10th.
Although the loss doesn’t do Arsene Wenger any favours, with an increasing number Arsenal fans calling for his head, the Arsenal boss remained bullish when asked about growing speculation regarding his future.
“My future is not my main worry,” said Wenger. “It is not the first time I have lost so many games in a row. I still believe I can do it.