06 December 2019 06:39
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Brighton's win against Arsenal in the Premier League. Freddie Ljungberg, who worked as a coach under Emery, has taken temporary charge but on the evidence of Sunday's 2-2 draw with Norwich and the 2-1 home defeat to Brighton, Arsenal need a new voice and a new direction. Arsenal interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg says that his side 'lacked confidence' in their 2-1 home defeat to Brighton on Thursday. They outplayed their opponents for much of the first half and then showed resolve to see off an Arsenal surge after the break before coming through to claim their first win over a 'big six' side away from home in the Premier League at the 17th attempt. Brighton head coach Graham Potter was proud of his players after they bounced back from Saturday's defeat to Liverpool by beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates.
It was Brighton's first win at Arsenal too, and Potter said afterwards his side can take confidence from their performance. It showed they are on the right path and from the hard-working Aaron Connolly to the dangerous Neal Maupay, the rock-solid Lewis Dunk to the eye-catching Aaron Mooy, Brighton have the components of a side which can keep itself above the relegation scrap. FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Newcastle's win against Sheffield Utd in the Premier League. Chris Wilder was loathe to admit his players had done anything wrong in the build-up to the second goal of their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle, but had they ignored the linesman's raised offside flag and played to the whistle they might not have had the stuffing knocked out of them when Jonjo Shelvey ran through to score unopposed. Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says he is saddened that VAR has changed the game after watching Jonjo Shelvey's goal upheld by VAR in Newcastle's 2-0 win at Bramall Lane.
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace's win against Bournemouth in the Premier League. This may have been linked to a vastly below-par Bournemouth attack, but Crystal Palace were much the better side all over the pitch - especially in the second half - and deserved to take three points from the game. FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Southampton's win over Norwich in the Premier League. Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa are all to come before Christmas and Southampton must now be looking at those games as more chances to be away from the relegation battle before 2020. Danny Drinkwater was handed his first Burnley start in the Premier League on Tuesday - and his first in the top-flight in 21 months - but it was hardly the type of match that allowed the exiled on-loan Chelsea midfielder the chance to make up for lost time.
The struggling Gunners slumped to a 2-1 home loss to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday, taking the team's winless streak to nine games in all competitions — their worst run in 42 years. In Thursday's other game, Newcastle was helped by yet another disputed VAR decision as it ended Sheffield United's seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory. London: Brighton manager Graham Potter singled out Aaron Mooy for special praise as the playmaker combined with Socceroos teammate Mat Ryan to give the Seagulls a 2-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Friday (AEDT). The home defeat added to the Gunners' Premier League woes following the sacking of coach Unai Emery, with interim manager Freddie Ljungberg earning just one point from a possible six after a draw with Norwich City. It was just Brighton's second away win of the season - and a first at Arsenal - that lifted them above Aston Villa, West Ham and Bournemouth into 13th. Wasted good chance to play Connolly in with a heavy pass but helped wrestle control back after Arsenal's bright start to second half.