Petr Cech takes responsibility for both goals in Arsenal loss to Brighton

Arsenal face complex negotiations to land No 1 target to replace Arsene Wenger

In a contest which required the Gunners to have everyone performing at the peak of their powers, another disjointed display was delivered.

"And when a team struggles a bit for confidence it's even more hard".

The Arsenal goalkeeper took to Twitter less than a hour after his side slipped to an eighth defeat since the turn of the year.

It was, however, to take just seven minutes for their frailties to be exposed by Brighton.

Cech was at fault for Brighton's first goal after failing to claim a corner allowing Lewis Dunk to tap the loose ball home.

Cech, 35, then saw Glenn Murray's header squirm under his body to double Brighton's advantage less than 20 minutes later.

So which players disappointed most for the Gunners this afternoon? Arsenal's season fell to a new low with a fourth straight defeat in all competitions, which also left them 13 points outside the Premier League's top four with just nine games to play.

The problems facing Wenger are obvious, with the under-fire Frenchman unable to inspire an underperforming squad into producing the level of performance required to ease some of the pressure being piled on his shoulders.

They now prepare for a crucial game in the Europa League in Milan on Thursday as it looks like being their only route into the Champions League for next season.



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