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Lee Dixon tears into ‘abject’ Arsenal after defeat to Brighton



Lee Dixon tears into ‘abject’ Arsenal after defeat to Brighton

Ex-Arsenal defender Lee Dixon was fuming with his former side after their defeat to Brighton on Thursday night.

The Gunners were beaten at the Emirates Stadium 2-1 by Brighton in the Premier League, which means they have failed to win any of their previous seven top-flight games.

Caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg saw the same old frailties creep into the performance of the North London club and they deservedly picked up zero points.

Neal Maupay’s 80th minute header proved to be the winner for the visitors and it leaves Arsenal 10th in the league table.

They are closer to the relegation places than the top four on points as it stands and have a huge uphill battle to climb, with a trip to West Ham on their schedule next Monday.

Arsenal legend Dixon ripped into a passive performance from the London outfit and feels they lack energy.


“That performance was abject. It was sloppy, they had a 20 minute spell where we thought they were going to get back in the game when they scored the goal,” Dixon told Prime Video’s coverage of Arsenal v Brighton (10:10pm, 5 November).

“The level of complacency at times when they haven’t got the ball and the lethargy of going to the ball and pressing, what that does is allow Brighton to pass the ball easily. They could not believe their luck tonight.”


TBR’s View:

Arsenal have the individual players to cause any team problems going forward, but they look all over the shop defensively and the worrying aspect of Thursday for them is that Brighton deserves the win.

They desperately need to appoint a full-time successor to Unai Emery and turning to an experienced manager may be the best option.

There are a small amount of defenders at the club that have potential moving forward, but the rest should be shipped out during the next couple of transfer windows and any new manager needs a free reign to sign defensive reinforcements.

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