Arsenal's season of disappointment continues as Brighton register 2-1 win


Arsenal sits in sixth place in the Premier League standings, 13 points behind fourth-place Tottenham and an astounding 30 points behind first-place Manchester City.

And Merson believes the end is nigh for the Frenchman, who has been in charge at Arsenal since 1996.

Here is how we rated Arsenal's players after the defeat. They fell to a poor defeat in the EFL Cup final, they are out of the race for the top four, the performances on the pitch have been uninspired, and they have a manager who doesn't know when to quit.

The 35-year-old, who is now out injured, watched the newly promoted side produce an improbable 2-1 victory to improve their hopes of beating the drop. Confidence is shot, and I don't think they'll be up for a fight against Brighton.

We started brightly but once again conceded the first goal as Brighton took full advantage of a shocking punch from Petr Cech with Lewis Dunk firing home from a 6th minute corner.

The loss was Arsenal's tenth of the season, meaning the club have already lost more games this term than they did in all of the last campaign.

"For me, they're the worst team in England without the ball". Despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulling a goal back before the break, Arsenal were unable to find an equaliser in the second half, as.

The defeat was Arsenal's fourth in a row in all competitions, and the Gunners now must travel to the San Siro to face AC Milan in the Europa League Round of 16 on Thursday.

- Pascal Gross has assisted Glenn Murray four times in the Premier League this season - only Cesar Azpilicueta (six for Alvaro Morata) and Kevin De Bruyne (five for Sergio Aguero) have assisted a player more.