Freddie Ljungberg accused his Arsenal players of being scared as defeat at house to Brighton condemned the Gunners to their worst run of kind in over 42 years.
A 2-1 reverse on the Emirates Stadium means Arsenal have gone 9 video games and not using a win, a streak not matched since 1977.
Neal Maupays late header sealed a deserved victory for the Seagulls, who had led via Adam Websters first-half effort as Alexandre Lacazette briefly levelled for the beleaguered hosts.
Ljungberg changed Unai Emery on an interim foundation after the Spaniard was sacked final week, however has to date been unable to tackle an alarming slide in kind.
Arsenal haven’t received since October 24 and Ljungberg admits confidence is all-time low as he seems to be to flip issues round heading into the packed Christmas schedule.
They appear very brief on confidence, he mentioned.
Within the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scored to transfer, they were simply standing nonetheless.
Thats one thing we want to speak about. They want to have a win, we want to dig out a win and get them some confidence.
They’ll do it as a result of they confirmed it in the start of the second half they usually did it very well for 20 minutes.
“We didn’t show up in the first half… We look very short on confidence. That’s something we need to talk about.”
Freddie’s sincere evaluation of #ARSBHA
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 5, 2019
Its laborious to say that whenever you lose at house, however they were excellent in that little spell.
For Brighton, this was a primary-ever victory away to Arsenal and a maiden win on the street in opposition to a longtime high six opponent.
It additionally meant boss Graham Potter was ready to repeat his Europa League overcome the identical opposition on the Emirates with Swedish minnows Ostersunds in February final 12 months.
Thursday nights at Arsenal are nice! smiled Potter.
Hopefully the Premier League will prepare extra video games on a Thursday.
Brightons second away win of the season lifted them above Aston Villa, West Ham and Bournemouth into 13th.
Potter added: We confirmed nice high quality and nice braveness, so total Im delighted with the players. Its incredible to get three factors and play like we did.
Given the standard up entrance they’ve, every little thing can change, however credit score to the players, they managed the state of affairs properly, and there was a little bit of high quality from us as properly.
Weve had a troublesome batch of video games so its good to come away from house, win, and play properly. It offers us a bit extra confidence on the trail to going someplace.
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