Ray Parlour fires warning to Mikel Arteta after Brighton defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta has suffered consecutive defeats for Arsenal (Sky)Ray Parlour has warned Mikel Arteta that Arsenal are ‘going backwards’ following their defeat to Brighton on Saturday.The Gunners were convincingly beaten by Manchester City on Wednesday but took the lead in the clash against Brighton following an excellent strike from Nicolas Pepe.But Arteta’s side collapsed in the final stages of the game as late goals from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay snatched a 2-1 win for Brighton.The defeat has left the Gunners eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who play Aston Villa on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTAnd when asked how Arsenal’s confidence will be after the loss to Brighton, Parlour told Stadium Astro: ‘Oh, absolutely shot. Advertisement Ray Parlour fires warning to Mikel Arteta after Brighton defeat Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jun 2020 1:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link921Sharescenter_img Matteo Guendouzi faces a ban after clashing with Neal Maupay (PA)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Fair play to Brighton, they took that chance and they scored two fantastic goals, especially the last one, it was a fantastic winner for Brighton.‘But the fans will be very much on their backs a little bit now because they demand more of the players, they demands wins, they demand getting closer to that top five.’‘At the moment Arsenal are going backwards.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Neal Maupay scored the winner in injury time to beat Arsenal (Getty Images)‘This was a game they had to win. Not a lot of people would’ve given them a chance against Manchester City in a normal league period.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But going to Brighton, if you’re going to compete with teams at the top, everybody’s dream at Arsenal is to get back into the Champions League, but these are the sides you’ve got to beat.‘They got themselves in a good position by getting the opening goal but they always give teams a chance. That’s the problem with Arsenal at the moment. Commentlast_img

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