Arsenal's 30 seconds of woeful defending during 1-1 draw vs Brighton

Unai Emery on the touchline

Arsenal's quest to break back into the top four of the Premier League ended with a whimper yesterday.

After Tottenham's 1-0 loss away at Bournemouth on Saturday, the Gunners had the chance to make up three points on their bitter rivals.

All they had to do was beat Brighton and everything looked good when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted from the penalty spot early in the first-half.

But then things just got worse and worse, with a lacklustre performance punished by an equaliser from Glenn Murray - also from the penalty spot.

Brighton probably should have won the game late on, with Unai Emery's side picking up just one point from their last four Premier League games.

Woeful, right? It's the kind of form that gets manager's sacked.

Emery has one last shot at getting Champions League football courtesy of Arsenal's run in the Europa League.

However, the Gunners summed up in 30 seconds yesterday why they're probably best off competing in Europe's second-tier competition and not with mixing it with the elite.


Bernd Leno's pass out goes straight to a Brighton attacker and from then on, Arsenal proceed to show minimal effort and pretty much let the visitors have the ball in their penalty area.

It's hard to describe just how bad the passage of play is from the Gunners and it sums up just how difficult it will be to turn this team back into Premier League title challengers.

Regardless of whether Arsenal do go on to win the Europa League, Emery faces a potentially pivotal summer in his reign as manager.

So many players need to be offloaded and young, hungry players need to be promoted and utilised.

Emery has a huge job on his hands at Arsenal

Oh, and they also need to sign a whole new defence...

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