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Gary Lineker responds to Arsenal's 2-1 loss at Brighton

Gary Lineker responds to Arsenal's 2-1 loss at Brighton

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back for the Gunners before the break which will have been disappointing for Chris Hughton.

Following two successive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City, a Carabao Cup final blow and losing to Ostersunds at home, the mood at the club has been morose - with Arsene Wenger's time seemingly up.

Brighton's opener came from a set piece, with an inswinging corner from the left finding Shane Duffy - who beat Petr Cech in the air - and the ball was knocked down for Dunk to fire a shot into the roof of the net on the half-volley.

Dunphy believes that Wenger is a victim of his own success as title wins in the first half of his career and Arsenal's near ever-presence in the Champions League have raised expectation without him ever receiving additional resources to live up to those expectations.

For Brighton it was three priceless points and a first victory over a top six team.

The misery and the pressure just keep piling on for Arsenal.

Goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray sunk Wenger's side, inflicting their fifth defeat in their last seven Premier League games.

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Koscielny came close to atoning for his earlier mistake as he crashed a header off the post in stoppage time, with Brighton hanging on to their lead as Stuart Attwell blew for half-time. With 26 minutes gone, they gifted the home side their second goal.

Arsenal are in danger of missing out on Champions League football for the second season running.

Koscielny's wayward pass was sent out wide to Gross, and his curling cross from the right was headed down and beneath the body of Cech by Murray.

Rio Ferdinand has said that it is time for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to know when enough is enough and to quit the club.

Just before the break, the Gunners nearly found an undeserved equaliser when Koscielny's header was deflected onto the post, but Brighton were able to scramble the ball away before reaching the interval with their advantage still intact.

Arsenal had seven minutes of stoppage time to get some points out of the match, and Aubameyang almost did it in the 93rd minute, but his shot went straight at Ryan.

Arsenal continued to press after the interval, with Mathew Ryan forced into a fine save to deny Mesut Ozil.