More woe for Wenger as Brighton earn famous win over Arsenal

More woe for Wenger as Brighton earn famous win over Arsenal

Arsenal hit rock bottom during Sunday's trip to Brighton & Hove Albion as they went 2-0 down within 26 minutes at the Amex Stadium.

Defeat on the south coast leaves Arsenal languishing in sixth spot in the Premier League table, 13 points adrift of the top four.

Cech was beaten to a high ball following a corner to the back post, and Lewis Dunk slotted the loose ball home from the edge of the six-yard box in the seventh minute.

Dunk should have doubled the hosts' lead in the 18th minute but he headed over the crossbar from close range, before Petr Cech produced a fine save to deny Glen Murray from close range.

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Speaking to BBC Sport after the win, which lifts Brighton into the top half of the division, Hughton hailed his players for showing the "ugly side" of their game.

The TV personality is a famously outspoken Arsenal fan, particularly when it comes to long-time Gunners manager Arsene Wenger - who was unsurprisingly on the receiving end of it again.

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Wenger made three changes, bringing in Jack Wilshere for Aaron Ramsey, Calum Chambers for Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi for Danny Welbeck.

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When Arsenal finally got a foothold in the game they couldn't do anything with it. Laurent Koscielny's loose pass from the back was recycled to Gross and his inch-perfect delivery was thudded home by Murray, whose downward header skidded under Cech. The former Manchester United defender, who played against Wenger's best teams, called the current Arsenal side the worst he has seen in his lifetime and stated that they are proof that talent alone isn't enough to win games.

Sadio Mane's goal in the second half ensured there was no joy for Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, whose Liverpool team won the UCL in 2005.

If anything is for sure, Arsenal have lost their mojo, Wenger has lost the dressing room, and the chance to secure a Champions League place through the Premier League has gone.

The second half started evenly, with Mesut Ozil stinging the palms of Mathew Ryan with a drilled effort before a flashpoint on 65 minutes as Sead Kolasinac, already booked, ploughed into Ezequiel Schelotto.

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