The demise of the Gunners further continued, following their woeful performances against City in four days – this time beating by Brighton in a 2-1 scoreline away from home, making it Wenger’s worst losing streak ever in his time as Arsenal manager.
I’m lost for words at this point with anything Arsenal, I mean, we’ve been through some dark times with light at the end of the tunnel but not right now. Everything is falling apart at Arsenal and there seems to be no sign of things getting better for the Gunners.
On Thursday, we play Ac Milan in the Europa League that signifies our only hope of silverware and a ticket to Europe’s elite competition. Gattuso, since taking charge as Milan’s manager has truly transformed his team with his no-nonsense attitude and should be an interesting piece of football over the two legs – although I’m certainly not looking forward to it.
Wenger made changes to his side that lost at the Emirates to Manchester City, calling upon Petr Cech, Calum Chambers, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for the match against Brighton.
The scoreline could’ve been embarrassing for the Gunners if only the host were clinical in front of goal, and Petr Cech making some good saves for his team. Both goals scored by Dunk and Murray for the home side could’ve easily been avoided, but with a shaky defence like ours at the moment, even a snail is almost guaranteed a goal.
The Gunners failed to mark out players from a corner kick, with Petr Cech coming off his line to fist the ball away from danger, but, failed to do so, with the ball dropping for Dunk, who poked the ball into the net in a packed penalty area to send the home fans into raptures.
Iwobi was sloppy in this match and almost gave out a goal in each half of the match. The first happened when he tried doing too much and gave the ball out cheaply, but Cech stood his ground and ensured to be the Gunners saving grace.
The second in the second half was almost similar to that of the first, with the ball falling for goalscorer Murray, who lacked the pace to beat the Arsenal defence that eradicated the incoming danger.
The host found themselves two goals up in the first half, thanks to a beautiful cross into the Arsenal eighteen-yard box, which Murray headed down well to beat Cech. This goal could’ve easily been avoided right from the inception of the build-up, with poor defensive marking making the team look like amateur Sunday league players.
With the first half coming to a halt, Aubameyang gave the visitors hope by scoring his second goal in Arsenal colours. The Gabon striker reacted fast, flicking Granit Xhaka’s shot into the net with three minutes left and couldn’t hide his excitement on his face grabbing another goal.
Koscielny came close to equalizing for the Gunners but was denied by the post as his headed effort came off the crossbar.