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It seems that the change of manager is not the solution for Arsenal so far. Unai Emery was fired last week, and Freddie Ljungberg has added only one point in his first two games as a provisional coach, after Thursday night the 'Gunners' lost 1-2 at the Emirates Stadium against Brighton. Thus, the London team is plunged into one of the worst runs in its history.
Arsenal extended against Brighton its series of matches without victories until 9 games, confirming its worst run in 42 years. Adam Webster put Brighton ahead in the first half and, although Alexandre Lacazette drew the contest at the beginning of the second period, a header from Neal Maupay ten minutes from the end gave the three points to the south coast team.
Perhaps the only positive news for Arsenal was Lacazette’s goal, adding five in total in this season of the Premier League at Emirates Stadium, and only Mohamed Salah of Liverpool has scored more than the French attacker at home with six. However, the header of the Frenchman, in his 100th appearance with Arsenal, was not enough to avoid Freddie Ljungberg's first defeat in his first home game since he took office provisionally.
In this way, the "Gunners" remain without victories in all competitions since they won 3-2 at home to Vitoria Guimaraes for the group stage of the Europa League on October 24. It is their longest streak without a victory since in March 1977 they accumulated 10 games without wins. They also added their fourth Premier League game without winning at home, their worst record since 1995.
This last setback leaves the North London club in tenth place in the Premier League, 10 points away from the top four positions that give access to the next edition of the Champions League, and an incredible 24 points from Liverpool - leader of the championship - when only 15 games of the English league have been played. As if this were not enough, the relegation places are getting closer, and only 5 points separate Arsenal from an Everton side that is 18th and would be going down to the Championship if the Premier League would end today.
???? "We didn't show up in the first half... We look very short on confidence. That's something we need to talk about."— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 5, 2019
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Freddie Ljungberg managed to get just one point in his two games in office after the 2-2 draw from last weekend at Norwich in his debut as "Gunner" manager. The former Swedish midfielder was appointed interim coach last week, but it remains to be seen if he will still be in office next Monday to face the club's next game in the derby against West Ham.
"It was tough. We didn't show up in the first half, didn't work hard and want to play. You can't start like that. Second half we had a word and were better, but we are suspect on the counter and we have no confidence. We gave them 45 minutes at home. I need to work on that and get confidence back into the boys,” Ljungberg said after the match.
"At half time we said, 'This is not Arsenal, we have to give it a crack’. That's what I want to see from them. Of course, it's disappointing but we've got to keep on going. The players are low on confidence, I think you can see that. There was a little bit of a reaction in the second half, but you've got to start games like that. We're in a difficult situation, we've lost a lot of games and the confidence has gone down. We started the game flat, with no energy. It's my job to get them to be aggressive and play with energy,” he finished.
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