Arsenal unlikely to finish in top four- Koscielny

Arsenal unlikely to finish in top four- Koscielny

But he's never been under the weight of eight defeats since the turn of the year, four of them in a row, and is failing to draw the best or anything like it from his team.

"They know that Wenger is the man who will take the blame, and that's a problem". The disappointments, plus the fact that we made defensive mistakes, at the moment it looks like we lack leaders.

The early lead gave Brighton confidence.

Former Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler believes the Arsenal players need to stop hiding behind Arsene Wenger and find the right solutions for their poor form.

While Arsenal are low on self-belief, Brighton are flying as they remain unbeaten in all competitions since January 20, have two players up for the Premier League player of the month award and, in Chris Hughton, a boss nominated for the manager's accolade.

A well-placed long ball crossed in from the right side picked out Glenn Murray, with Shkodran Mustafi misjudging his position, and the towering striker headed it past Cech to go two up against the bamboozled visitors.

The game at this point seemed lost.

Arsenal pulled a goal back when Brighton failed to clear their lines.

It's not just the defeats, but the way they are surrounding.

Chelsea got through that first half, only to concede within 33 seconds of the second half when David Silva crossed for Bernardo Silva to force in a finish at the far post.

"Even he, in the short time he's been at Arsenal, has been affected by the mood".

The closing stages of the game saw the continuation of the Gunners' lacklustre movement. Take a look at the clip below and the outrage it has caused.

It was not an easy one for Arsene Wenger when he wanted to do the transfer deal that saw the Gabon global move over to Arsenal from Dortmund.

And the goals could have racked up for Brighton - now tenth - if they had been cleverer on the counter attack. But an Arsenal team filled with such quality shouldn't be walking away from a mid-table game with nothing. "For whatever reason a lot of them have not been anywhere good enough for Arsenal and the message is not getting across to them anymore".

Brought in to inspire Arsenal to challenge for a top-four spot in the Premier League, Henrik Mkhitaryan has failed to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Arsene Wenger since his arrival.

It is nearly 14 years since Arsenal won the Premier League title without losing a single game as a defence comprising Lauren, Kolo Toure, Sol Campbell or Martin Keown and Ashley Cole largely kept all-comers at bay.

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