Posted on March 04, 2018 by ADMIN

Brighton v Arsenal Review – More dropped points puts pressure on Wenger

Arsenal travelled to Brighton with their confidence at an all-time low but hoping to get back on track against a team that have been battling relegation all season, but they couldn’t have got off to a worse start. although Arsenal were doing most of the attacking in the first five minutes, Brighton suddenly took the lead with their first corner of the game. Cech came out at the right time to punch the ball but somehow the 6ft plus keeper was beaten to the ball by a Brighton head and the ball fell to Lewis Dunk who smashed it into the net.

After that Brighton were out for the kill and Gross nearly made it two just 3 minutes later but Cech pulled off a great save for a change. Ten minutes later Dunk nearly got his second from another corner but his header went over the bar. It was all Brighton from then and before the half hour mark Koscielny just gave the ball to the seagulls and from the resulting cross Glen Murray was in the perfect position between two defenders to get a great header past Cech and Arsenal were on the ropes. 2-0 already!

Brighton gained another fee kick just two mins later and Kolasinac complained so much the ref Stuart Attwell had no choice but to book him. Arsenal finally decided to start playing but with little success and 5 mins before the whistle Wilshere committed an awful challenge and was rightly booked. The Gunners looked desperate. But they finally got a lifeline in the 43rd minute when Xhaka had a load of space in the Brighton box, but instead of shooting he struck it staight at Aubameyang who couldn’t miss from a yard out.

Arsenal go into the break only 2-1 down but Brighton had more than double the chances that Arsenal had….

The Gunners came out for second half with a bit more bounce but Brighton still matched them and after ten minutes Xhaka got a well-deserved card as well and we need to be careful with our three most hot-headed players already in the book. Iwobi got a rare shot on target and was denied only by a great save and just after Ozil also gave a fierce shot to test Ryan but the keeper just managed to block it past the post.

Arsenal started to assert control and attacked in numbers but Brighton were crowding the penalty area but when the eagulls got the ball again, Kolasinac clattered Schelotto so hard that was down on the floor for 5 minutes while he received treatment. Luckily the ref decided that there was no intention from Kola and there was no further action, to the annoyance of the Brighton fans.

After that Arsenal still looked lively but they got lucky when Brighton put the ball in the back of the net but the striker was inches offside. Seven minutes of added time were announced and the Gunners were pressing hard. Aubameyang took a pot shot but Ryan was there in front of it.

Arsenal had a much improved second half but Brighton were more than good enough and now have 7 games unbeaten, while Arsenal are …. (fill the blanks in!)

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118 thoughts on “Brighton v Arsenal Review – More dropped points puts pressure on Wenger

  1. gotanidea

    The referee seems to be an Arsenal fan. Wenger still puts his players in the middle and they just passing the ball around in the center without any penetration in the wings:

    – Aubameyang: Apart from the goal, there was nothing much he could do. Because he is not a creative forward that can make things happen, when there is no support from midfield

    – Ozil: At a 17 million-per-year salary (twice Wenger’s salary), we expect more from him. But he always plays like that (youtube.com/watch?v=-eeC_lWi7Z0), he is not Hleb (youtube.com/watch?v=-IJQw8l0aSY), let alone Bergkamp

    – Iwobi: He was not always like this last year. His confidence must be really low, so he has to be loaned next season

    – Mkhitaryan: His performances are erratic like Ozil and seemed to be instructed to crowd in the middle

    – Xhaka: Ordinary performance, apart from the assist. A more mobile DM is highly needed before facing Milan

    – Wilshere: That was all he could do, cannot expect more from him

    – Chambers: Should have used Maitland-Niles instead, because he is too slow to be a fullback

    – Kolasinac: Decreasing form from a promising start. Our Supreme Leader does not seem able to motivate his players

    – Mustafi: The best player in the squad today. Without him, there would be more goals conceded

    – Koscielny: Time to replace this old man

    – Cech: Same as Koscielny

    – Wenger: Surely he knows that his methods are obsolete and his players do not want to put extra efforts for him anymore?

        1. Roehahn

          Chambers has to be sold next season. He has been here 5 years and never looked good for us.
          Terrible at RB, woeful at DM and absolute shambles at CB. Sell him at the earliest.

          1. gotanidea

            Too slow as RB, but could be good as CB (if given more chances to get more experience there) or DM (cannot be worse than Xhaka)

            1. Jan

              We dont need cb with xhaka quality, we need better than that and Chamber is not and either he will be…need to be sold.
              And yeah,Hleb? Seriously?
              Hahahahaha

          2. Lucas

            Cech, Ospina, Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Iwobi, Welbeck, Xhaka — all not good enough for top 4.

            A loan for Iwobi, perhaps, but others have to go permanently.

      1. Roehahn

        I hope he doesn’t get sacked. He has overstayed at Arsenal because of the AKB lobbyists. I want these AKB’s and Wenger to suffer just as much as the WOB. Give Wenger a four year renewal ?????????????????.

        1. Mobella

          Do you need to put akb to validate your comment. Everyone knows Wenger must go including himself.

        2. RSH

          you literally are either AKB or WOB. Unless you just dont care. Or you’re so above it all and just better than everyone else. I don’t buy that any Arsenal fan is undecided at this point.

  2. Quantic Dream

    Marvelous, simply marvelous. Another beautiful result that will only further hasten the ejection of the senile fraudster. Sacrifices must be made but do not lose hope fellow gunners, the glorious day we will enter paradise is fast approaching! We will soon be free of the cancerous parasite, be strong guys!

    1. jon fox

      Who gave you permission to read my mind and use my own language! To be serious, I was praying we did not equalise or we would have had ” Look! I am proud of my boys. They had mental strens and gave absolutely everysing. Ovrall, we were the better team and we were unlucky.” A talking parrot has a more varied vocabulary then this “person.” And would be a far better manager. But if the club don’t want a talking parrot , my cat would gladly manage for nothing. Unlike Wenger, my cat hates mouses and gets rid of them.

          1. jon fox

            Smarty pants! I used “mouses” rather than mice , because several mouses makes more dramatic impact than saying the grammatically correct mice! I have not noticed any special writing talent in all your many posts. When you have acquired some , come back and tell me how to write. Until then , I propose to take no lessons from a language dullard.

  3. Waal2waal

    he needs to look in the mirror and be honest – the writings well and truly on the wall and admit it arsene you ain’t got what we need anymore… pack up and leave it alone.

    1. Clive Belcher

      If he did there would be no reflection as he has sucked the blood out of the Club. Let’s send him some Garlic. CB

      1. sol

        Oh yes the more he stays, the transition will take too long. Just make it soon.I would prefer the king back for the transition(up to the end of this season).I think if there is any recommendation by Wenger dont take it(we’ve seen Ferguson’s failed recomm.)

    1. Roehahn

      Wenger in. He will win us the Championship once he gets us relegated next season.
      #OneArseneWenger

  4. rkw

    if the club doesnt announce his departure whether now or at end of the season then they dont deserve any support … why the fcuk would people spend their hard earned money to grease the pockets of this lot …its a disgrace … i want to hear from that ibrahim guy and postman pat and doubting thomass and the memorabilia man from 1845 and all of em NOW … you are all a disgrace unless u come out calling for his departure A DISGRACE

    1. Mobella

      I just need to read the first sentence of your comment to agree completely with you. Arsenal is anything but a serious club. What are they waiting for to sack Wenger. This is his fourth defeat over a week.

  5. Sue

    We can’t even beat Brighton.. Yes you read that right…. so what chance do we have against A.C. Milan?????
    I am absolutely gutted…….

    1. Arsene Out

      Sue – be happy. Results like these mean that there is the possibility of Stan getting rid of Arsene, which means that the re-building can start sooner rather than later. We are screwed for the next 3-5 years. I would rather spend the next few years building towards something then continuing to circle the drain lower and lower.

      1. MW supporter

        Oh dear we are relying on the fraud of a yank doing something, get a grip he has no intention of driving the club forward, all of the clubs he’s involved in are not winning teams. He is and always will be in it for the money, the buck stops with him he has to go for the sake of this club.

        1. Arsene Out

          But he is the only one who can get rid of Wenger. Our losses of not being in the CL this year is over 100M. Read the Swiss Rambler on twitter, he has a great thread on our accounts. That is the only thing the yank understands, and he will understand a 100M whole trust me.
          And the Yank is going nowhere – and it is really not his fault. Wenger spent 480M in the last 5 years. Not City money but nothing to sneeze at.

          1. MW supporter

            The majority of our expenditure has been recouped by sales, and to say it is not his fault….. you have to be joking, there’s many at fault within the club currently, but I guess most will remain blinkered and blame all on one. It is time for a change but not only Wenger much change is needed and it starts with the owners.

  6. antonioro

    Wenger out,out,out!Sell the entire team,what a bunch of mediocre players!Kick them all out!What a digrageful team,what an inept and out of ideas manager.The stand was full of the Arsenal’s board of directors-I think they see it all and had enough-replace that old fart at any cost!We are only going backward…the only thing we had left in the last 10 years (even if no trophirs) was de beautiful game-now we don’t even have that anymore.An ugly team with an ugly style.If you can call that rubish football a “ style”….out,out,out!

    1. gotanidea

      They all like to crowd in the center like a chicken horde and Wenger likes to collect that type of player

  7. John Wick

    Get this complete clown out of the club now! This has seriously got to end once and for all! This team aren’t fit to play in the national league! Arsene Wenger has humiliated this football club and still has the brass to collect wages! Legacy? Legend? Statue? Another year of this rubbish? If he isn’t sacked this week fans need to open their bloody eyes and completely boycott home games that’s the only thing gonna get rid of this clueless old dinosaur. It’s either Arsene or Arsenal can’t have both.. ties have to be severed ASAP. WENGER OUT

    1. Quantic Dream

      I believe AC Milan will lend a “helping hand” and put into place the final piece of the puzzle. Just one more home defeat and even the incompetent board that continuously turns a blind eye to the vices of the senile fraudster will have no choice but to abandon him and the floodgates of hell will be flung open and absolute terror will reign upon the head of the cancerous parasite. Rejoice all, rejoice the end is nigh!

      1. jon fox

        You keep borrowing my language but hey, you are really welcome! Like you, I feel ecstatic that the cancer is very close to being sacked. Though, he has left absolutely nothing behind for the new manager to build on. And when people on TV and the media say, “once he is gone , all Arsenal fans will be grateful for all he has done” they do not speak for me. I have regularly posted that I want this “manager” sacked since 2007-8 and the Gallas sulk at Birmingham when we blew A FIVE POINT Prem lead over United in early March. I knew even back then he was not what we needed. Finally, now, thanks to City twice and “mighty Brighton” the long overdue sack is imminent. Rejoice! My cat could do better; at least he gets rid of the mouses, not collects them like Wenger!

          1. jon fox

            Yes , but mouses has more dramatic effect. Believe me Sue, I DO know how to use English for the best effect. Mice is correct but mouses makes them sound weaker. Almost as weak as they actually ARE!

      2. Mobella

        Perhaps we are seeing the result of secret meeting the players had. They finally realise Wenger is making them look mediocre to the entire world with his moribund coaching and want to get rid of him.

  8. Me

    I wonder what has the happen for Wenger to be fired.
    Genocide?
    Drugs dealing?
    Arms dealing?
    Human trafficking?
    Treason?
    Just what is the point of having a board of directors if they cannot make decisions that need to be made?

  9. Kedar Damle

    Wenger should be having at least self respect when opponent fans chants ” We Want Wenger TO STAY”

  10. Tatgooner

    Guys guys guys.Calm down.
    We need to be below 10th to have any chance of wenger being kicked out

    1. jon fox

      Do you want a private bet with me on this? Seriously, do you? Minimum £50 , maximum £1000. Just let me know on here and we will exchange contact details. I am happy to take your money.

  11. Gavana

    More first time for Arsenal

    Arsenal have now lost a fourth straight away game in the Premier League for just the second time ever.

  12. Mertinho

    Arsene Mugabe Out!
    Kim Jong Wenger Out!
    Arsene Hitler Out!
    Arsene Stalin Out!
    Arsene Mussolini Out!
    Saddam Wenger Out!
    Arsene Gaddafi Out!

    Time to cut the snakes head right off!

    I for one would like to see a legend like Thierry come in and take over on a until the end of the season. If things change for the better we can think about him staying on for longer, if things do not then we can move for an experienced and successful manager like Ancelotti who has already said he would like a move back to the Premier League on many occasions.

  13. lucia

    The only 3 players who gave 70 % today was mustafI, aubameyang and yes I say it granit xhaka..
    OMG Wilshere kept romancing the ball with no penetration, ozil the less I say the better our worst player by a country miles.iwobi was horrendous he needs a loan. Chambers I can’t even understand how he is a footballer and Bellerin needs to be sold asap.miki was below average and koscielny and cech I can’t handle them next season..say all you want about Ramsey but I will take him all day over wilshere..at least he can score u some goals. Kolasinac has been terrible can’t defend always out of position should have been sent off..welbeck shouldn’t have bothered coming on he offers nothing. Am so angry right now.

  14. RSH

    Yup, said it yesterday Brighton only need to score first to assure a win. performance-wise. Ozil, yet again non-existent. Same with Miki. They cant even get the ball to Aubameyang’s feet. Iwobi, gives ball away constantly, Kos and Mustafi getting demolished by Glenn Murray, Xhaka bang average again, but still creates more than Wilshere, who just falls over and makes bad tackles that fans translate as “passion”. Chambers better than Bellrin though who got made a fool the second he came on. Not much more to say about Arsene Wenger so I’ll spare him this comment.

  15. Dudu

    We was begging Wenger to go last season with respect and he refused now he will go wit disgrace………..#greediness

  16. mickmematethemasterfarter

    should b sacked 4 playing iwobi dats gross miscoduct alone,fan power is the only way 2 get rid of AW i call 4 mass demonstration outside stadium,ROMANIA =NICOLAE CEAUSESU its the only way ffs

  17. AndersS

    If Wenger is allowed to stay the rest of the season, I doubt we will get 10 points in the remaining games. We can easily drop to 7’th or even 8’th. It is .. well no words for it-

    1. RSH

      our only “hard” game on paper left is United. But every single away game we are not favorites to win. And even home games I have low confidence about now.

  18. Sam-afc

    As for the formation we play, I don’t understand it. I really don’t think the players understand it.
    We are all over the place as a team. The whole of our defence can leave in the summer and čech can go with them. It’s beyond embarrassing now.

    Will Wenger leave after today…… no of course not. He will come out and say We must win our next game. Fml ??. ???? Arsene if you love Arsena, do the right thing and go. Christ the money you’re on you can buy a fancy little island somewhere and chill out

    On the plus side of things. We won on possession stats?

    Roll on Ac Milan ????

    1. RSH

      yes actually. He was so disappointing he just left. We’re that bad we are making our legends cry.

      1. Highbury44

        Well he’ll make a good manager then.LOL The going gets tough and he walks .What a joke

        1. RSH

          uhh he’s a pundit/fan. That’s really says nothing about him being a manager. Neville a great pundit, horrible manager. Henry we don’t know. Did we really need to hear Henry bash Arsenal for the billionth time anyways? Everything that’s been said about Wenger’s teams have already been said several times over the years. There’s literally nothing to add. I’ve heard pundits on others stations flat out say they are tired of talking about us because it’s just the same nonsense every season and they’ve over the subject to the point it’s boring.

  19. Wibble

    I’m afraid Arsene has brought all this sh*t on himself, for ignoring all the signs for so many years. Yet he still seems to be in denial.

  20. Jehu O

    Dont expect any change soon it was the same feeling at some point last season and he was given a new contract. Not until he dies we shall continue to have heart problems

    1. RSH

      yup, its just another humiliation to add to the books. Fans must deliver the final blow by not showing up to games and hurting clubs pockets. A lot of match day revenue comes from concession, shirts, etc. Stop buying, stop handing money to the club and demand change. They only care about money. Maybe missing out on UCL again will be enough but I still worry it wont.

  21. Ronny

    STAN, JOSH, IVAN are you out there? Are you watching? Take action come in take action it’s got to be done now!!
    Let Mislintat or Mertesacker manage the rest of he games!!

    Problem is however a long shot we still can get cl next year. As long as that’s true and our board are inept and naive then Wenger stays.

  22. Ronny

    STAN, JOSH, IVAN are you out there? Are you watching? Take action come in take action it’s got to be done now!!!
    Let Mislintat or Mertesacker manage the rest of he games!!

    Problem is however a long shot we still can get cl next year. As long as that’s true and our board are inept and naive then Wenger stays.

  23. Ronny

    Just listened to the post match and Wenger looks like a wounded animal but when asked direct questions his answer was “we just need to stick together and recover theirs no other solution”……..really?!

    1. John Wick

      He says the same thing after every game now it’s like watching old interviews on repeat

  24. Avenger

    Two men are fishing on a river bank in a remote area of the River Thames on a Saturday afternoon miles away from any radio or tv.
    Suddenly one man turns to the other and says “The Gunners have lost again.”
    The other man was flabbergasted and said “how in the name of god do you know that?”
    The other man replied “It’s quarter to five.”

  25. Innit

    Now even 6th place is Not secure. Burnley is only 5 points behind us. In fact we are closer to Burnley than we are to Chelsea.

    I’m only watching Europa League matches from now on. I had a really bad gut feeling about this match so i didn’t even comment on the match day article let alone watch the match.

    Why should I upset myself when we wont finish in the Top 4.

    Im not saying we will win Europa League but anything is possible in a knockout tournament. So I will only watch Europa League matches until next season or Wenger is GONE. Whichever comes first.

    Pathetic result
    Well done to Brighton. The better team on the day won

  26. John Wick

    Wenger on defeat today and if he can turn it around “Yes, because I have done it before. It’s the first time I lost so many games on the trot. I believe I can do it. Deary me, that man is fit for a straightjacket he has absolutely no respect for himself or others! Brighton Hove Albion fans are singing we want you to stay! Brighton! I swear he’s like human crazy glue he just won’t call it a day! Same damn interview all over again! He now thinks the Wenger out chants is because we lost the league cup final ? I think Wenger is mentally unwell somebody please get him out of Arsenal

  27. ks-gunner

    Chelsea sacked their manager through the season, and by doing so they won the Cl in the end. Something we have never done besides pretending us being one of the big clubs.

    So if Arsenal would have any ambition he would be tomorrow morning gone.

    1. RSH

      i think we’re all just used to Cech being terrible at this point. Same with Ozil not showing up, same with Iwobi giving balls away. All the players have just been peak terrible this season

    1. AndersS

      He is never gone go himself. He has no respect for the club’s interest. Only his own. So sad.

  28. GB

    Just finished watching the game recorded as was out. Not looked at any comments yet but all I can say is what a fuking shambles. I thought I had seen it all through the bad times under Terry Neill and some of the other dross but this takes the biscuit. Fair play to our away fans there still singing for the team but what a crap performance to have to witness. Iwobi and Kalasinac have no right to be in this team. I would go on about some of the others too but what’s the fuking point. Disappointed to say the least at this bloody crap! Sorry, rant over. Over and out, I’m done!!

  29. GanjaMan

    My question is why did we sell our Plan B ST to Chelsea? I mean I’m with selling him but this is poor especially knowing Lacazette was on the verge on surgery. He just switch one bench for a next!

    If Arsenal ever finish in the top 4 again it would be an accomplishment in itself at this rate.

    1. RSH

      many fans said selling Giroud was a massive mistake and it was proven true. The team is very familiar with Girouds play style, and Giroud’s scoring record is nothing to ignore either. This team cant even get the ball to our strikers feet anymore. Bad, bad move.

  30. Wibble

    Q. Arsene, what are your tactics if Plan A does not work?
    A. I will try Plan B.
    Q. What is your Plan B?
    A. Simple, just try Plan A again.

    1. jon fox

      Wibble, These days it seems they have NO plan at all. Not A nor B but the ONLY plan I can see any of them doing is to plan to constantly take wages under false pretences.

  31. GB

    We need Wilson in goal, Adams at centre back, Storey in midfield and Radford up front ………….. oh sorry that was a past Arsenal life!

  32. Okoro E Alaebi

    @ times like this I wonder wat players like Iwobi especially Iwobi n some others r doing in a team like Arsenal, then suddenly realize d team is a shadow oh I mean a ghost of it’s self. Everyone keeping saying Wenger out what of Kroenke n d mediocre board of directors they should all get sacked. All those who think Arsenal is heading to tenth should v a rethink because d way they r going they will not fall nothing less than relegation. Am congratulating them ahead of going to relegation. Do not waist my time cause it is a waist watching matches where u know it will always end in defeat probably will start watching wen Arsenal is relegated, Wenger, Kroenke n d mediocre board of directors r booted out of d club n mind u those who think been relegated will make Senile Wenger win d league should v a rethink cause @ that He will still fail.

  33. royalman

    Pls wat happens to our counter attack, instead we slow game down, pass over n over. I cry for this team

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