Petr Cech takes responsibility for both goals in Arsenal loss to Brighton

German centre back Shkodran Mustafi was embarrassed by Manchester City's Leroy Sane

German centre back Shkodran Mustafi was embarrassed by Manchester City's Leroy Sane

Arsene Wenger has made a decision to give Hector Bellerin a rest as Calum Chambers comes in at right-back while Sead Kolasinac keeps his place at left-back in place of the injured Nacho Monreal.

Brighton are the only team in history to lose every game against the "Big 6" this season. The irony was that Dunk, scorer of a record-equalling four own goals already this season, had nearly claimed top billing moments before breaking the deadlock.

In the 15 minutes that followed, the hosts could have been out of sight.

The second goal therefore came as no surprise.

Instead, Arsenal were repeatedly pushed back with Cech forced to save well from Gross before Dunk wastefully headed over the bar. Granit Xhaka was allowed the freedom of the Brighton penalty area to pick out the striker who flicked the ball into the net from six-yards-out. Koscielny then came within inches of an equaliser, heading against the post.

Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray scored inside the opening half an hour to put the Seagulls firmly in command.

HOVE, United Kingdom, Mar 4- A miserable week for Arsene Wenger ended with a third straight loss as Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.

"Look, I don't want to talk about my future today".

The Gunners were also fortunate not to have Sead Kolasinac, who had already been booked, sent off for a challenge that ended Ezequiel Schelotto's involvement.

DISALLOWED! Murray's goal will not count as the linesman's flag is up - it's offside. Instead, it gave Arsenal a mountain to climb. Cech, once again, should have done much better.

DF Calum Chambers, 5 - Isn't up to the task at right-back and nothing he produced here suggested otherwise. When Cech arrived at Arsenal in 2015, his former teammate John Terry suggested he could be worth "12 to 15 points a season".

A trip to the Amex Stadium presented Arsenal with an opportunity to offer a positive response to those quick to criticise them on the back of successive defeats to Manchester City. On Sunday, his side continued to demonstrate that along with the discipline that is the hallmark of their manager, they have considerable flair, too.

The result piles more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger after Arsenal's back-to-back 3-0 losses to Manchester City across two competitions.

Shortlisted replacements such as Joachim Low and Leonardo Jardim will need huge investments to turn around the fortunes of the team.

Disappointing results in Carabao Cup final and Arsenal sitting sixth in the league is hard for Arsenal supporters to agree with this assertion, however looking at the Arsenal team, they lack quality compared to the teams above them on the table.

The game started well, albeit against a side that shouldn't have caused the problems that they did, with Arsene Wenger's side playing the better football and creating a few early chances within the first few minutes of play.

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