Things We Learned From Arsenal's 2-1 Premier League Defeat Against Brighton

Things We Learned From Arsenal's 2-1 Premier League Defeat Against Brighton

As soon as Brighton bagged their second goal, the German global cut an extremely frustrated figure, as evident from his actions and body language.

Arsenal lost to City in the League Cup final last Sunday and then in the Premier League on Thursday, placing Wenger under renewed scrutiny in his 22nd season in charge.

And the second goal didn't see the Czech Republic keeper cover himself in glory either as Brighton forward Glenn Murray headed the ball under his body in the 37th minute to double the hosts' advantage.

Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish may be well and truly over following their weekend defeat to Chris Hughton's Brighton & Hove Albion.

Grob also had a hand in the second goal. Their confidence is shot to pieces'.

The visitors were, in fact, unlucky not to go into the break on level terms, after Laurent Koscielny's header came out off the post.

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- This was Arsenal's first defeat in 35 Premier League games against promoted sides, since losing 2-1 at Queens Park Rangers in March 2012.

Referee Stuart Attwell made a smart call not to award a penalty when Xhaka went to ground in the area, although Sead Kolasinac was fortunate to escape punishment for a shoulder challenge on Ezequiel Schelotto that ended the Brighton fullback's game.

They have now suffered four successive defeats in all competitions and gone 11 games without a clean sheet.

Their record on the road continues to be poor as they have now won just three games on their travels in the Premier League this season.

Now in their worst season during the Wenger-era, the Europa League looks to be the only lifeline the Gunners have to salvaging their season.