Lewis Dunk has told Amazon Prime’s coverage of Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Thursday night that he was surprised by the Gunners’ display – claiming he was expecting a reaction with it being Freddie Ljungberg’s first game at The Emirates.
Dunk, 28, starred at the back for Brighton as the Seagulls produced a somewhat surprising result to beat Ljungberg’s side. Adam Webster gave Brighton the lead, after Arsenal failed to deal with a corner after 35 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette somewhat fortuitously scored a header from a corner that looped over Mat Ryan, but Neal Maupay secured all three points with a stunning header 10 minutes from time. It sees Arsenal go nine league games without a win.
Brighton captain Dunk spoke after the match, stating that Brighton had expected a reaction from Arsenal given their poor form and a draw against Norwich in Ljungberg’s first game in charge – and that it was Ljungberg’s first game as boss at The Emirates.