Arsenal lose 2-1 to Brighton as winless run continues

December 06, 2019
Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos wipes his face during the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton, at the Emirates Stadium in London, yesterday.
Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos wipes his face during the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton, at the Emirates Stadium in London, yesterday.

LONDON (AP):

Arsenal's winless run continued with a 2-1 loss to Brighton yesterday in interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg's first home game in charge.

Neal Maupay headed home a late winner at the Emirates to take Arsenal's winless streak to nine games in all competitions, their worst run since 1977.

Ljungberg was placed in temporary charge following Unai Emery's sacking last week but this past weekend's draw at Norwich was followed up by a poor performance as Brighton secured their first-ever away victory against the Gunners.

Adam Webster's second goal of the season gave Graham Potter's side a deserved half-time lead, before Alexandre Lacazette equalised with a looping header five minutes after the break.

Arsenal pushed for a winner but instead it was Maupay who turned the ball home in the 80th minute.

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