Arsenal loss at Brighton ‘unacceptable’ says Mikel Arteta

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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Toolbox: Arteta ‘disappointed’ with late defeat to BrightonArsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the method his side lost their Premier League video game at Brighton is “inappropriate”. The Gunners were the much better side for much of the video game but got rid of a one-goal lead, given to them Nicolas Pepe with just over 20 minutes remaining.Poor defending allowed Lewis Dunk to equalise prior to Neal Maupay scored the winner for Brighton in the 5th minute of added time.” I know we have a young team however we tossed the video game away,” stated Arteta.” I am very frustrated. It is inappropriate the method we lost the video game. We needed to put it to bed previously.” The Gunners have actually now lost back-to-back video games, with the defeat in Sussex following last Wednesday’s shambolic 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.A disastrous display screen from protector David Luiz was at the heart of the loss at the Etihad and while Saturday’s performance was less dreadful, it still included pricey errors – most considerably the reluctant protecting that enabled Dunk to equalise.Arteta’s side had actually gone into the Premier League’s suspension, produced by coronavirus pandemic, unbeaten in 2020 and with hopes of making a late charge for a Champions League area, but this now looks unlikely, with 8 points separating them and the top 4.” There’s a great deal of things they have gone truly well but we do not contend,” continued Arteta. “At this level you can not provide those sort of goals away.” This is the challenge we all have at the football club, to restore to something that is worth the club we are representing.” I just stress over tomorrow and lifting the players and winning the next football game.” In another blow to the Gunners, they also lost goalkeeper Bernd Leno to injury after he landed awkwardly following an aerial dual with Maupay.He is the third Arsenal gamer to suffer an injury given that the reboot, with protector Pablo Mari and midfielder Granit Xhaka both brought off against City.Maupay’s challenge triggered a mad reaction from a few of the Gunners group, however Arteta declined to blame the Frenchman for the injury.” I believe it was really regrettable,” added Arteta. “I do not think he wished to harm him, however it is not looking great [for Leno].”.

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