"It's Easy To Take The Trousers Off" - Wenger On Arsenal's Poor Form

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang halved the deficit shortly before the break, but the Gunners were unable to find an equaliser in the second half, ensuring they suffered their fourth consecutive loss in all competitions and eighth away defeat in the Premier League.

And with that the Gunners head to AC Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League.

Eighty-eight per cent of Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) members who responded to a survey say they do not support Arsene Wenger remaining in charge of the club beyond the end of the season.

"When I came back to play for Arsenal, everybody, all my friends were saying, 'It can only tarnish your legacy, why are you going back there?'".

"I can understand the frustration [of the supporters]", Wenger said.

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.

Despite only arriving in November, Allardyce could lose his job this summer, and Everton are now being linked with a stunning move to keep Wenger in the Premier League.

Instead, Arsenal betrayed the defensive frailties that have been a feature of their campaign and allowed Brighton to take control.

The high-profile bookmakers synonymous with paying out on in-the-balance markets much earlier than advised have done so again by paying out on all bets made on Arsene Wenger to be the next Premier League manager sacked.

"When you have just the pants on it's easy to take them pants off as well".

Arsenal dominated possession in the second half and had a late chance to equalise through Aubameyang but he could only shoot straight at Mathew Ryan. Poor, misguided passes under pressure seem to be their forte. Take a look at the clip below and the outrage it has caused. "If you want to win a game away from home in the best league in the world, your goalkeeper can't concede two goals like I did today", he said.

And the goals could have racked up for Brighton - now tenth - if they had been cleverer on the counter attack. It's not good enough.

It is looking increasingly likely that Chelsea and Arsenal will be the teams from the Premier League's "Big Six" to miss out on Champions League qualification this season. Wenger has often pointed out that his team racked up 75 points previous year, which would have been enough for a top-four spot in any other Premier League season.

It's not a great time to be an Arsenal fan.

  • Stacy Allen